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Who’s Who And Who’s Here

Priyanka Kumar is the author of Conversations With Birds, acclaimed by Psychology Today as “a landmark book” that “could help people around the world rewild their hearts and souls.” Her essays and criticism appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Orion, and The Rumpus. Her work has been featured on CBS News Radio, Yale Climate Connections, and Oprah Daily. She is a recipient of a Playa residency, an Aldo & Estella Leopold writing residency, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, a New Mexico New Visions Governor’s Award, and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Fellowship. Kumar holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and is an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She wrote, directed, and produced the feature documentary The Song of the Little Road, starring Martin Scorsese and Ravi Shankar.