In a 28-year career as a journalist, Tarun has been an editor with the India Today and The Indian Express groups, and the Managing Editor of Outlook. He is the founder of Tehelkaâwhich has garnered international fame for its aggressive public interest journalism. In 2001, Asia Week listed Tarun as one of Asiaâs 50 most powerful communicators, and Business Week declared him among 50 leaders at the forefront of change in Asia. Tarunâs debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire, was hailed by The Sunday Times as âan impressive and memorable debutâ, and by Le Figaro as a âmasterpieceâ. In 2007, The Guardian, UK, named him among the 20 who constitute Indiaâs new elite.
Tarunâs second novel, The Story of My Assassins was published in 2009 to rave reviews. Pankaj Mishra has said, âIt sets new and dauntingly high standards for Indian writing in Englishâ, while Altaf Tyrewala has called it âan instant classicâ. The bookâs website is www.taruntejpal.com.