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Friday, 07th August, 2020
Amitava Kumar is the author of several books of non-fiction and two novels. His novel Immigrant, Montana was named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker and The New York Times—and included in Barack Obama’s list of favorite books of 2018. Among Kumar’s honors is a Guggenheim Fellowship and a USArtists fellowship. His writing has appeared in Granta, Harper’s Magazine, the Guardian, The Nation and The New York Times. His new novel, A Time Outside This Time, is coming out next year.
George Saunders and the Making of Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders in conversation with Amitava Kumar
To celebrate the milestone 100th episode of JLF Brave New World, MacArthur ‘Genius’ and Booker Prize-winning author of 'Lincoln in the Bardo', George Saunders shares insights into the mosaic of his prolific life and genre-bending body of work. In conversation with writer Amitava Kumar, Saunders, the master of modern fiction, discusses the state of contemporary literature, its relation with power and politics, and the place of darkness and kindness in stories today.