Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho has worked as a journalist in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. A 2009 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a 2014 Dobie Paisano Fellow in Fiction, Ruiz-Camacho earned his MFA from the New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin. He is from Toluca, Mexico, and lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.

Books by this Author

Barefoot Dogs

Author Revealed

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Read first.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Why did the story end so soon?

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Battles in the Desert, by José Emilio Pacheco.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. U2, The Cure, Love of Lesbian.

Author Voices

November 14, 2014

Last summer, the Austin-based creative-writing program Badgerdog kindly invited me to write the foreword to their youth summer camp anthologies.

Every summer, dozens of kids from elementary up to high school from all corners of the city, take these three-week-long amazing summer camps, where they get to unleash their talent and potential as budding writers. At the end of camp, each camper selects two pieces–either poems, short stories and play excerpts!–for publication in these professional-looking anthologies, which are also stunningly illustrated by young Austin artists.

As the father of two kids who have taken such... see more

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