Interview: Hari Kunzru - Granta Magazine

Interview: Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru & Ted Hodgkinson

‘It was interesting to me how readily UFOs can be mapped onto a spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky and so on.’

Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru was born in 1969 and grew up in Essex near junction 26 of the M25. Later he took degrees in literature and philosophy, and did ‘the usual rubbish jobs’ while trying to get a book published. His journalism has appeared in the Guardian, Wired, ID, the Economist and the London Review of Books. In 1999 he was named Observer Young Travel Writer of the Year. He is the author of the novels The Impressionist (2002), Transmission (2004) and My Revolutions (2007), Gods Without Men (2011) and the story collection Noise (2005).      

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Ted Hodgkinson

Ted Hodgkinson is the previous online editor at Granta. He was a judge for the 2012 Costa Book Awards’ poetry prize, announced earlier this year. He managed the Santa Maddalena Foundation in Tuscany, the affiliated Gregor Von Rezzori Literary Prize and still serves as an advisor. His stories have appeared in Notes from the Underground and The Mays and his criticism in the Times Literary Supplement. He has an MA in English from Oxford and an MFA from Columbia.

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