Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

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We welcome Antonio Ruiz-Camacho to the show this week. The author and journalist will speak about his critically-acclaimed book, BAREFOOT DOGS (Scribner, March 2015).

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RuizCamacho007B (2)Antonio Ruiz-Camacho (Toluca, Mexico, 1973) is the author of the critically acclaimed story collection BAREFOOT DOGS. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Texas Monthly, and elsewhere.

A former John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University, and a Dobie Paisano fellow in fiction by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters, he earned his MFA from The New Writers Project at UT Austin. He lives in Austin with his family, where he’s currently at work on a novel.

barefoot dogsHis debut book, BAREFOOT DOGS is a group of linked stories that follow the members and retinue of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile after the patriarch is kidnapped.

­”Lean and beautifully rendered…profound and wrenching…affecting…”  – New York Times

“Ruiz-Camacho shows a wealth of talent in this fiction  ebut…outstanding…funny…” – Kirkus Reviews

“Ruiz Camacho’s talent really shows through… these stories have a kind of staying power unusual in a first book.” – NPR

“…gripping, somber reading.” – Publisher’s Weekly


For more information, please visit the author’s website. You can also keep up with Antonio on Twitter and Facebook.