Conversations with Authors - Ayad Akhtar (Virtual Event)

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

In conversation with Amitava Kumar



Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.

 

Thank you for joining me and Amitava Kumar for our discussion of Homeland Elegies. Book Passage is such an amazing institution in our national literary life, and it was a real honor for me to be able to share some of the thinking behind my new book with you all.

Book suggestions are always subjective. What you'd recommend to one person you might not to another. So here's a list of books I'm reading and loving:

My conversation partner's most recent book is amazing. President Obama loved it too:

A book that's coming out next month that I'm excited about:

Stay safe fellow book-loving friends!
—Ayad Akhtar

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books, as well as Ayad's recommended titles.

 

 

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Homeland Elegies: A Novel By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780316496421
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music By Alex Ross Cover Image
$40.00
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ISBN: 9780374285937
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 15th, 2020

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America By Nancy MacLean Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101980972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title for More Details
Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Immigrant, Montana By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780525436676
Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2019

Missionaries: A Novel By Phil Klay Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781984880659
Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

American Dervish: A Novel By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316183307
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 4th, 2012

Junk: A Play By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316550727
Published: Back Bay Books - November 7th, 2017

Disgraced: A Play By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316324465
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 10th, 2013

The Who & The What: A Play By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316324496
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 7th, 2014

The Invisible Hand By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9780316324533
Published: Back Bay Books - August 25th, 2015

The Lovers By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
for information about purchasing this book, please contact orders@bookpassage.com
ISBN: 9789386021007
Published: Rupa Publications - June 30th, 2017

Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780822359302
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Published: Duke University Press - May 15th, 2015

A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9780822357049
Published: Duke University Press - April 4th, 2014

A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780822345787
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Published: Duke University Press - June 10th, 2010

Nobody Does the Right Thing By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
$25.95
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ISBN: 9780822346821
Published: Duke University Press - June 10th, 2010

Bombay--London--New York (Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare) By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
for information about purchasing this book, please contact orders@bookpassage.com
ISBN: 9780415942102
Published: Routledge - October 4th, 2002

Passport Photos By Amitava Kumar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520218178
Published: University of California Press - June 14th, 2000