Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka Kumar is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, New Mexico/New Visions Governor’s Award, Canada Council for the Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council Literary Award, and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Fellowship. Her essays have appeared in several publications, including The Huffington Post. Her debut novel, the critically acclaimed Take Wing and Fly Here, was published in 2013. She wrote, directed, and produced the feature documentary The Song of the Little Road starring Martin Scorsese and Peter Rainer, which is now in the permanent collection of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Are We Done Punishing Black Men?

After Michelle Alexander’s measured assessment of mass incarceration in "The New Jim Crow," it is no longer possible to look the other way....


Chasing Particles Is Fun

"A Singularly Unfeminine Profession" is more a blueprint for a fabulous book than a fully realized one, but it sparks discussion....


Who’s That Man?

Wil Haygood gives a dramatic account of Thurgood Marshall's nomination to the Supreme Court in his book "Showdown."...


Murder, They Wrote

How can you get your head around 297 homicides in Los Angeles in 2011, with pitifully low clearance rates for black-on-black murders?...


All the Broken People

Bryan Stevenson wants more justice, more mercy, and more hope for all of them....


Reading “Anna Karenina” in Beirut
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