Kunal Basu was born in India and educated in India and in the United States.
He is the author of five critically acclaimed novels – The Opium Clerk, The Miniaturist, Racists, The Yellow Emperor’s Cure, Kalkatta – and a collection of stories The Japanese Wife, the lead story of which has been made into an award winning film. His work has been widely translated and nominated for awards. He is also the author of Intimacies – a photo essay – and four novels written in Bengali, which are due for publication in English in 2019-20. The Shakespeare Society has published a volume of essays on his historical novels, Romancing the Strange: The Fiction of Kunal Basu. He has acted on stage and screen, and directed documentary films.
Kunal Basu lives in Oxford, UK, where he teaches at the University of