KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM
Producer and Host: Abigail Adler
Guest: Priyanka Kumar
Priyanka Kumar writes for the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her focus is literary criticism and books that deal with the natural world.
Kumar also wrote, directed, and produced the feature documentary The Song of the Little Road about revered Indian film maker Satyajit Ray. The film includes interviews with Martin Scorsese and Peter Rainer. It is now part of the permanent collection of the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences.
Priyanka Kumar is a recipient of many awards and grants including an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, New Mexico/New Visions Governor’s Award, and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Fellowship. Her debut novel, the critically acclaimed Take Wing and Fly Here, was published in 2013.
Kumar has earned a degree in English Literature from University of Toronto and a masters in film production from The University of Southern California. She has taught filmmaking at The University of California, Santa Cruz.
Priyanka Kumar grew up in India and as a teenager moved to Canada. She now lives in Santa Fe, NM