Posts by: Karan Mahajan

The Rumpus Interview with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho


Author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho speaks about his new collection, Barefoot Dogs, breakthrough stories, the writing process, and why translating his book for readers in Mexico feels like a homecoming. ...more

The Last Book I Loved: The Centaur


images1I read The Centaur by John Updike out of funereal obligation, and had given up on it twice before, but this time put my misgivings to rest and plowed through what is surely the most tender evocation of father-son affection I’ve encountered: the story of two frustrated males, one a teenager, the other a schoolteacher, making it together through a snowstorn in Alton, PA.