Saturday, May 20, 2006
Hari Kunzru doing the rounds, this week he's in KL (a British Council gig, but see also PEN)...
This 'cool dude' report is from "The Star" 14 May 2006 (excerpt) :
Struggling with identity?:
"Award-winning author and all round Renaissance man Hari Kunzru was in the country on Tuesday and shared his thoughts on writing and how he stared at a cursor for a month with SHARON BAKAR.
A sense of dislocation makes for good art, says Hari Kunzru.
I'D read enough of Hari Kunzru's journalism to know that he is something of a polymath with an interest in everything from literature, art and music to philosophy, technology and politics.
His reputation for being an extremely 'cool dude' had also preceded him: besides being one of Britain's hottest young novelists, he's written for some of the trendiest magazines (Wired, Wallpaper), spins vinyl as a DJ, and apparently knows how to mix a mean martini cocktail.
For all that, Kunzru is remarkably down-to-earth and approachable, as I discovered when he was in Kuala Lumpur last week on a visit sponsored by the British Council... "
"...Noise is a compilation of surprisingly dark short stories exploring the implications of an increasingly wired world. “I enjoy opening up a little world that works according to its own logic,” Kunzru says, adding that he hopes to write more short stories after the publication of his third novel next May..."
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