Amitava Kumar is a highly acclaimed writer and journalist. His works include, among others, the celebrated Husband of a Fanatic and A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, as well as the widely lauded novel Immigrant, Montana (published in India as The Lovers), chosen among the best books of the year by both the New Yorker and the New York Times. Amitava has been the recipient of numerous awards and writing residencies, most recently the Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently teaches at Vassar College, New York.

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