Amitava Kumar, presented by Tasveer South Asian LitFest
A wonderful new undertaking, a South Asian rooted literary festival brings writers from here and from distant parts for a series of readings and panels over this and the following weekend. Things begin with this welcome Seattle return by Amitava Kumar. His recent novel, Immigrant, Montanta (Knopf), has been receiving all manner of praise since publication, now making specially noted or listed for end of year by the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and more.
“Amitava Kumar’s Immigrant, Montana is a beguiling meditation on memory and migration, sex and politics, ideas and art, and race and ambiguity. Part novel, part memoir, this book is as sly, charming, and deceptive as its passionate protagonist, a writer writing himself into being.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen.
“There is a buoyant energy and hilarity to this account of an Indian student seeking the wide world through the women he meets, but one laughs with growing unease as a darker undercurrent is slowly revealed. An unusual, brave twist on the migrant’s tale.” —Kiran Desai
Moderated by Alka Kumar. Free admission. Click below for more information.