Oblong Online: Amitava Kumar, A TIME OUTSIDE THIS TIME

Event date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Zoom

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In conversation with David Means.


Amitava Kumar will talk with author David Means about his blistering new novel about fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction.

Amitava KumarA Time Outside This Time by Amitava Kumar, Jacket CoverDavid Means

Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in Ara, India, and grew up in the nearby town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty, and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of the novel Immigrant, Montana, as well as several other books of nonfiction and fiction. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.

David Means was born and raised in Michigan. His second collection of stories, Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angles Times Book Prize for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle nomination. His third book, The Secret Goldfish, received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. His fourth book, The Spot, was selected as a 2010 Notable Book by The New York Times, and won an O. Henry Prize. His books have been translated into eight languages, and his fiction has appeared The New YorkerHarper’s MagazineEsquireZoetropeThe Best American Short StoriesThe Best American Mystery StoriesThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous other publications. He lives in Nyack, New York, and teaches at Vassar College.

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Immigrant, Montana Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436676
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2019

Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822359302
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Published: Duke University Press - May 15th, 2015