Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Your Stocking with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Book Your Stocking: December 4

All December, readers of all stripes will share their reading wish-lists and/or give-lists. Note on book links: all titles will be linked to their publishers, or if this isn't an option, to IndieBound so that you can support local bookstores. If you are rural and without bookstores, share this post with your librarian or library's Facebook page.

Please welcome today's reader, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho.


Here are a few books recently published I've read this year and loved, which most definitely will be included in my holiday gift list: On the Frontline, by Susan Meiselas; A Separation, by Katie Kitamura; Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado, and Unaccompanied, by Javier Zamora.

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
About today's reader: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho was born and raised in Toluca, Mexico. A former Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University, a Dobie Paisano fellow in fiction by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters, a John Garder Fellow at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Yaddo Fellow, and a Walter E. Dakin fellow in fiction at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he earned his MFA from The New Writers Project at UT Austin. His work has appeared in The New York TimesSalonTexas Monthly, The Millions, and elsewhere. His debut story collection BAREFOOT DOGS won the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Book of Fiction, and was named a Best Book of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Chronicle, Texas Observer and PRI's The World. It was published in Spanish translation by the author, and is forthcoming in German and Dutch. Antonio lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, where he's currently at work on a novel.

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho nació y creció en Toluca, México. Ha sido becario Knight en periodismo por la Universidad de Stanford, becario Dobie Paisano en narrativa por la Universidad de Texas en Austin y el Instituto de Texas de las Letras, y becario Walter E. Dakin en narrativa por la Conferencia de Escritores de Sewanee. Su trabajo ha aparecido en The New York TimesSalonTexas Monthly y Etiqueta Negra, entre otros medios. “Los perros descalzos”, su debut narrativo, fue nombrado uno de los mejores libros de 2015 por Kirkus ReviewsSan Francisco ChronicleTexas Observer y The World de Public Radio International; publicado originalmente en inglés, fue traducido al español por el propio autor y pronto será traducido al alemán y al holandés. Antonio vive en Austin, Texas, con su familia, donde actualmente está escribiendo una novela.


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