Murali Murti discovered a love for books, especially of the classic spy and thriller genres, during long train journeys and bookshops and libraries of his youth. He was fascinated by science and technology from an early age and developed an interest in their impact on history during a long career in the software industry that embedded him in diverse places and cultures. He rediscovered writing during a later stint as a professor of management and decided to write his first novel after submitting his doctoral thesis.
He completed his schooling in Lucknow, graduated in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay, did his MBA from IIM Calcutta, and was awarded a doctorate from NIAS in Bengaluru. He is currently a partner in a venture capital fund in Bengaluru.
His first novel Supersonic, published in 2021, is a thriller encompassing the espionage, technology, and historical genres