"Writing About Terror, and the Terror of Writing" is being presented by Amitava Kumar
Apr 13, 2012
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||302 Pond Building|
|Contact Name||Jeffrey Nealon|
Amitava Kumar's books include Passport Photos, Bombay-London-New York, and Husband of a Fanatic. His latest book, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm A Tiny Bomb, was described by the New York Times as a "perceptive and soulful ... meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions." It received the 2011 Page Turner award for nonfiction. His novel, originally published under the title Home Products, was a finalist for India's premier literary award, the Vodaphone Crossword Prize. Kumar is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.