Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind, studied writing at Oberlin College. His other novels are Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Bookforum, and The New Republic. He lives in New York with his husband and kids. Leave the World Behind was a Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. 

Published Works

Leave the World Behind
That Kind of Mother


NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM

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