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: http://publicbooks.org/interviews/hari-kunzru-on-networks-the-novel-and-the-politics-of-the-author

The Wasafiri article can be accessed (behind a paywall) here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02690055.2013.802428#.UhPAo4IW0Xw

Wasafiri can be purchased via their website: http://www.wasafiri.org/subscribe.asp

And a preliminary, un(der) edited version of the Wasafiri version can be found on my academia.edu page: http://www.academia.edu/2899374/Networks_Finance_Capital_and_the_Fate_of_the_Global_Novel_ist_An_interview_with_Hari_Kunzru

 

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