Hari Kunzru

Novelist and short story writer
View PDF version


Hari Kunzru grew up in Essex and studied English at Oxford University before gaining a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick.

He went on to write for Wired UK, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Time Out and won the Observer Young Travel Writer of the Year Award in 1999. He was the music editor of Wallpaper* from 1999 to 2004 and has been a contributing editor for Mute since 1995.

His first novel, The Impressionist, won a Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. He was named by Granta as one of the twenty best young British novelists and by Lire as one of the world’s 50 writers for tomorrow. He is Deputy President of English PEN.

Hari currently lives in New York City.

Current Publishers


Publishers Worldwide

See Current Publishers






  • Pushing a pram (often to be found in the hall) past Cyril 'Enemies of Promise' Connolly's old magazine office. http://t.co/b0fqrGLyA5

    So that's the FCO earning a few brownie points from China. got to be worth a few import contracts, or a D Cameron panda photo op.

    Disgraceful: Ai Weiwei denied UK visa for failure to declare 'criminal conviction' ie Chinese state harassment http://t.co/D7vpbr1mjT

Gods Without Men is a step further along the road towards the full realisation of Kunzru's early promise. It makes undeniable the claim that he is one of our most important novelists.

The Independent
on Gods Without Men

More on Gods Without Men