Mild-mannered assistant by day, milder-mannered writer by night, Tarun Shanker is a New York University graduate currently living in Los Angeles. His idea of paradise is a place where kung-fu movies are projected on clouds, David Bowie’s music fills the air and chai tea flows freely from fountains.

His first novel, These Vicious Masks, co-written with Kelly Zekas, will be released by Swoon Reads / Macmillan on February 9th, 2016. It is the first of a trilogy.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you pronounce your name?
I pronounce my first name “Ta-Roon” as if it rhymes with the word “maroon.” There’s a more official Indian way of saying it with a bit of a “Tha” sound, but you definitely don’t need to pronounce it that way.


Why don’t you have any more frequently asked questions?
Because no one has asked me anything else once, let alone frequently. :(