Friday, August 31, 2007

Hari Kunzru

Adrienne Wong interviewed Hari Kunzru for the Financial Times.

A few of the questions and answers:

What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?

Bouvard and Pecuchet by Flaubert.

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What book do you wish you’d written?

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon – but then I’d be chased around by grad students ... so probably Crime and Punishment.

What novel would you give your own child to introduce them to literature?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Read the entire Q & A.

Hari Kunzru's first novel, The Impressionist, was awarded the Betty Trask Prize 2002 and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Whitbread First Novel Award. In 2003, he was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, My Revolutions, is out this month in the U.K. and due in the U.S. in early 2008.

--Marshal Zeringue