Immigrant, Montana: Excerpts, Reviews, Interviews

Immigrant Montana: Excerpts, Reviews, Interviews:

The Best Books of 2018The New Yorker

100 Notable Books of 2018, The New York Times

President Obama's favorite books of 2018

“Its aim is not to tell a story, exactly, but to create a portrait of a mind moving uneasily between a new, chosen culture and the one left behind.” — The New Yorker

Naming it among the favorite books of 2018, Canada’s Globe & Mail says that this book “reinvents the immigrant novel

“consistently entertaining” — The New York Times

Editors’ Choice at the New York Times

"This novel is an inventive delight, perfectly pitched to omnivorous readers." — Publisher's Weekly.

"a bold and provocative counter-narrative... We live in a world of #MeToo; this novel fearlessly unmasks some great men, making political stalwarts and revolutionaries stumble down from their pedestals."—The Guardian

"... Immigrant, Montana is razor-sharp, told meditatively and youthfully, and is just as entertaining as it is serious." PEN America

"As cerebral as it is sensual... Immigrant, Montana is intelligent, melancholy, quirky. At a time when feelings run high over which immigrants get to call themselves American, Kailash’s idiosyncratic voice adds a welcome tonic note to the debate." Boston Globe 

"an intelligent and intimate novel" -- The Millions

"thought-provoking" — Entertainment Weekly

"human love as the root of social awareness" -- The Medium

"There is originality in Kumar’s use of the autofictional mode, a form which coheres nicely with the novel’s overarching message; in particular, the issue of how migrants are forced to fictionalize about, and to, themselves. This is not to mention, of course, the grotesquerie of state authorities demanding accounts of ‘sufficient’ depredation as a prerequisite for treating migrants with basic dignity... a rich, allusive exploration of immigration and selfhood." — Totally Dublin

In Granta magazine, an essay about the notebooks I used while writing Immigrant, Montana.

Immigrant, Montana in Vanity Fair's "Summer Ultimate Fiction List."

In LitHub's Book Marks, "Five Books about Finding Love."

Poets & Writers Interview Ten Questions for Amitava Kumar

Writers and Company Interview with Eleanor Wachtel

CBC Radio Interview

WNYC Mid-Day Interview

PRH Audio Books: This is the Author Interview

WAMC Interview The Book Show

Aspen Public Radio "First Draft" interview

Somak Ghoshal interviews Amitava Kumar in Mint Lounge

Interview with Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Interview for Public Books by Jeffrey Williams