Manu Joseph discusses his second book, The Illicit Happiness of Others, a family story set in 1980s Madras, with fellow author Hari Kunzru.
Manu Joseph is an Indian novelist. His acclaimed first novel, Serious Men, won the PEN Open Book Award and The Hindu Best Fiction Award. It was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, the regional Commonwealth Prize, and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for best comic novel. Joseph lives in New Delhi, where he is a columnist for the International Herald Tribune and editor of Open magazine.
Hari Kunzru is a prize-winning writer and author of the novels The Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, as well as a short story collection, Noise. The Deputy President of English PEN, he is also a patron of the Refugee Council and a member of the editorial board of Mute magazine. Kunzru lives in New York City.