Kunzru, Hari

About Hari Kunzru

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Biography (British Council)



Alam, Rumaan. “Alternate Reality.” New Republic, vol. 251, no. 10, 2020

Docx, Edward. “Red Pill by Hari Kunzru Review – A Timely Take on Reality.” The Guardian, 2 Oct. 2020

Miller, Laura. “In Red Pill, the Author of White Tears Sees How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes.” Slate, 14 Sep. 2020

Gorra, Michael. “Afraid of a Lurking Evil, a Writer Goes Down the Rabbit Hole.” The New York Times, 1 Sep. 2020

Sandhu, Sukhdev. “White Tears by Hari Kunzru Review – A Satire of Cultural Appropriation.” The Guardian, 27 Apr. 2017

Cummins, Anthony. “White Tears by Hari Kunzru Review – When White Dudes Get the Blues…” The Guardian, 3 Apr. 2017

Wainwright, Oliver. “Hari Kunzru's Memory Palace Creates a 'Walk-In' Graphic Novel at the V&A.” The Guardian, 18 Jul. 2013

Linklater, Alexander. “Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru – Review.” The Guardian, 31 Jul. 2011

Tait, Theo. “Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru – Review.” The Guardian, 27 Jul. 2011

Beckett, Andy. “Don’t Call Me Comrade.” The Guardian, 25 Aug. 2007

Chaudhuri, Amit. “The Revenger’s Tragedy.” The Guardian, 29 May 2004

Nath, Pran. “The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru.” The Guardian, 26 Nov. 2002



Day, Meagan. “Hari Kunzru’s Novel Red Pill Is a Literary Document of the Age of the Alt-Right.” The Wire, 22 Dec. 2020

Treisman, Deborah. “Hari Kunzru on Privacy, Surveillance, and Paranoia.” New Yorker, 29 Jun. 2020

Preston, Alex. “Hari Kunzru: 'Privacy is under Attack in a Whole Host of Ways'.” The Guardian, 22 Aug. 2020

Kinson, Sarah. “Why I Write – Hari Kunzru.” The Guardian, 11 Jul. 2007

Aldama, Frederick Luis. “Postcolonial Imaginings: A Conversation with Hari Kunzru.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2006



Doğangün, Simla Ayşe. “Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist and the Mimic Bildungsroman.” Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 18, 2019

Tüzün, Hatice Övgü. “Hari Kunzru's Transmission and Global Risk Society.” Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 18, no. 3, 2019

Leonard, Philip. “‘A Revolution in Code’? Hari Kunzru's Transmission and the Cultural Politics of Hacking.” Textual Practice, vol. 28, no. 2, 2014

Price, Jason D. “Resisting Colonial Mastery: Becoming Animal, Becoming Ethical in The Impressionist.” ARIEL, vol. 45, no. 1-2, 2014

Graham, Shane. “Memories of Empire: The Empire Exhibition in Andrea Levy’s Small Island and Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 48, no. 3, 2013

Shelden, Ashley T. “Cosmopolitan Love: The One and the World in Hari Kunzru's ‘Transmission.’” Contemporary Literature, vol. 53, no. 2, 2012




Red Pill (2020)

White Tears (2017)

Memory Palace (2013)

Gods Without Men (2011)

My Revolutions (2007)

Noise (2005)

Transmission (2004)

The Impressionist (2002)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Another World Is Possible.” Harper’s Magazine, 2021

“Architecture of Persecution.” Guernica, 22 May 2017

“Hari Kunzru: ‘Espresso is All that Stands between Us and Creative Defeat’.” The Guardian, 13 May 2017

“Trump’s First 100 Days: Ignorant, Thuggish, Insecure - A President as Would-Be Oligarch.” The Guardian, 30 Apr. 2017

“'The Blues Still Stands for Authenticity': My Mississippi Road Trip.” The Guardian, 24 Mar. 2017

“The Best Way to Counter the Far Right? Know the Enemy.” The Guardian, 5 Feb. 2017

“Hari Kunzru on Obama: 'His Health Reforms are Heroic but Fragile'.” The Guardian, 14 Oct. 2012

“Reading The Satanic Verses in Jaipur.” Guernica, 22 Jan. 2012

“Hisham Matar: Libya’s Reluctant Spokesman.” Guernica, 15 Oct. 2011

“Hari Kunzru: 'What's Happened since 2008 is a Class War Based on Faith and Credit'.” The Guardian, 20 Feb. 2011

“Robert Coover: A Life in Writing.” The Guardian, 17 Jun. 2011

“When Hari Kunzru Met Michael Moorcock.” The Guardian, 4 Feb. 2011

“Looking Back on New Labour: Hari Kunzru.” The Guardian, 4 Apr. 2010

“Airline Security: Was I the Victim of Terrorist Profiling?” The Guardian, 6 Jan. 2010

“Trapdoor to the Secret World.” The Guardian, 27 Sep. 2008

“The Expensive Search for What Money Can Never Buy.” The Guardian, 14 Aug. 2008

“China: Handle with Care.” The Guardian, 29 May 2008

“Terror Stricken.” The Guardian, 15 Nov. 2007

“Dip a Toe into the Real Japan.” The Guardian, 4 Nov. 2007

“A New Day Dawns.” The Guardian, 13 May 2007

“Host not Found.” The Guardian, 31 Mar. 2007


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Complexity – QAnon and the Mechanics of Belief, Harper’s Magazine, 14 Jan. 2021

The New Republic Salon Series with Hari Kunzru, YouTube, 10 Sep. 2020

Hari Kunzru: On the Difficulties in Writing the Truth | Triple Canopy and Public Fiction, YouTube, 17 Jun. 2020

Hari Kunzru: White Tears | Hipsters, Blues Music and Race in the US, YouTube, 1 Aug. 2017

Hari Kunzru: The Lyric I, YouTube, 3 May 2016

Hari Kunzru on Writing in a Digital Age, YouTube, 13 Jul. 2012

Hari Kunzru on Gods Without Men, YouTube, 23 Feb. 2012

Gavin Esler Talks to the British Author Hari Kunzru. BBC, 20 Jul. 2007