In Wasafiri and Public Books, Interviews with Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru
Hari Kunzru, in the desert

The journal Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing and the innovative new website Public Books have published different “cuts” my interview with the acclaimed novelist, essayist and literary activist Hari Kunzru.

I have long been a fan of Kunzru’s work and was delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with him in the autumn of 2012 in Brooklyn.  Our conversation was wide-ranging, beginning with questions about the evolution of his literary style, traversing matters of literary theory, touching then on finance capitalism, fate and spirituality in contemporary capitalism before concluding with a discussion of globalization, multiculturalism and the role of the author in times of protest and austerity.

The Public Books interview is available online here:

The Wasafiri article can be accessed (behind a paywall) here:

Wasafiri can be purchased via their website:

And a preliminary, un(der) edited version of the Wasafiri version can be found on my page: