Posts By: Amitava Kumar

Tour Card

Click here to register for the 10/5 event with Teju Cole at the Community Bookstore Click here to register for the 10/6 event with Lydia Millet at the Elliott Bay Company Click here to register for the 10/7 event with David Means at Oblong Books Click here to register for the 10/12 event with Jenny… Read more »

#TolstoyTogether

Last year in March, the pandemic weighing heavy over us, the writer Yiyun Li made a generous proposal: we could read 15 or so pages of Tolstoy’s War and Peace every day as a part of an online community #TolstoyTogether. Yiyun said, “I have found that the more uncertain life is, the more solidity and… Read more »

Profile in Publishers Weekly

Here’s the link to the profile in Publishers Weekly. Kumar’s bibliography is, like A Time Outside This Time, a mix of reportage, cultural criticism, and fiction. His books include Passport Photos, a genre-blending investigation of postcolonialism and migration; Husband of a Fanatic, an autobiographical reflection on Hindu-Muslim relations in India; and A Foreigner Carrying in… Read more »

Letter of Recommendation

  I recommend the humble check mark. I’m here to reclaim the check mark in its basic form, etched by a human hand using ink or graphite.  

February, Delhi

February 23 is the first anniversary of the Delhi riots. When making this painting I was thinking of Bashir Badr’s lines: ‘Log toot jaate hain ek ghar banana mein / Tum taras nahin khaate bastiyan jalaane mein.’ (People go broke in building a home / And you remain unmoved as you burn down whole neighborhoods.)… Read more »

Coming in October: Please pre-order!

About A Time Outside This Time From the acclaimed author of Immigrant, Montana, a one-of-a-kind novel about fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction. When a writer named Satya attends a prestigious artist retreat, he finds the pressures of the outside world won’t let up: President Trump rages online;… Read more »

Shadow/Yaddo

Thanks to Yaddo, I was in conversation with Pulitzer-winner Ayad Akhtar. Listen once, listen twice.