Amitava Kumar is the author of several books of nonfiction and three novels. His latest title is a collection of drawings and diary entries, The Blue Book: A Writer's Journal. Kumar's work has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Harper’s, and several other publications. He has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and residencies from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Lannan Foundation. His novel Immigrant, Montana was on the best of the year lists at The New Yorker, The New York Times, and President Obama’s list of favourite books of 2018. His new novel is A Time Outside This Time.