Amitava Kumar is the author of several works of nonfiction and two novels. Currently, he is is the Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. Kumar’s most recent book, Immigrant, Montana, was included on the New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” and the New Yorker “Best Books of the Year.” Former President Barack Obama also named it among his favorite books of the year. In Spring 2020, Duke University Press will publish Kumar’s book on writing and style, Every Day I Write the Book. In 2016, Kumar was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for nonfiction and also a Ford Fellowship from US Artists. Kumar’s writing has been supported by residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, the Lannan Foundation, the Norman Mailer Writing Colony, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy.