Hari Kunzru

Hari Mohan Nath Kunzru (born 1969) is a British-Indian novelist and journalist. He is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men, and White Tears. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Kunzru was born in London to a Kashmiri Pandit father and a British mother. He grew up in Essex and educated at Bancroft’s School. He studied English at Wadham College, Oxford, then gained an MA in Philosophy and Literature from University of Warwick. In his teens, Kunzru decided that he did not believe in formal religion or God, and is “opposed to how religion is used to police people”.

Kunzru is married to novelist Katie Kitamura. The couple have two children. Kunzru is fascinated by UFOs and as a youngster often imagined a close-encounter type experience with them.

Books in order of publication:


  • 2002. The Impressionist. London: Hamish Hamilton.
  • 2004. Transmission. London: Hamish Hamilton.
  • 2005. Noise. London: Penguin.
  • 2007. My Revolutions. London: Penguin.
  • 2011. Gods Without Men. London: Penguin.
  • 2013. Memory Palace. London: V&A
  • 2014. Twice Upon a Time: Listening to New York. New York: Atavist
  • 2017 White Tears, New York: Knopf
  • 2020 Red Pill, New York: Knopf

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