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 Tehelka‚ÄĒwhich has garnered international fame for its aggressive public interest journalism. In 2001, Asia Week listed Tarun as one of Asia‚Äôs 50 most powerful communicators, and Business Week declared him among 50 leaders at the forefront of change in Asia. Tarun‚Äôs debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire, was hailed by The Sunday Times as ‚Äėan impressive and memorable debut‚Äô, and by Le Figaro as a ‚Äėmasterpiece‚Äô. In 2007, The Guardian, UK, named him among the 20 who constitute India‚Äôs new elite.
Tarun‚Äôs second novel, The Story of My Assassins was published in 2009 to rave reviews. Pankaj Mishra has said, ‚ÄėIt sets new and dauntingly high standards for Indian writing in English‚Äô, while Altaf Tyrewala has called it ‚Äėan instant classic‚Äô. The book‚Äôs website is www.taruntejpal.com.