Luke Jerod Kummer
Luke Jerod Kummer’s nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Republic, The Washingtonian, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Village Voice, and other publications. His novel "The Blue Period" imagines 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 the debut "lush biographical fiction," and the story was featured in American Way, Literary Hub, The Millions, and Full Stop magazine. "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.