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About

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Luke Jerod Kummer is a writer and an editor. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, New Republic, the Washingtonian, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Village Voice. In 2015, he was honored to edit Shanoor Seervai's bestselling nonfiction Kindle Single, Daughters of the Red Light, the story of a Wall Street Journal reporter's return to India and her struggle to chronicle the lives of women and children in Mumbai's red light district. Kummer's 2019 historical novel, The Blue Period, depicts the tragic events that led a young Pablo Picasso to paint somber portraits in nocturnal shades, before Cubism turned the artist into a celebrity. Booklist called this debut "lush biographical fiction," and the story was featured in American Way, Literary Hub, The MillionsFull Stop magazine and Marie Claire Greece. Takers Mad, Kummer's new Audible Original, picks up the twisting trail of a real-life murder that transfixed New York during the Gilded Age.