Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho Barefoot Dogs a native of Toluca Mexico now lives in Austin, Texas. A 2009 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and 2014 Dobie Paisano Fellow in fiction. As a journalist he wrote about social issues in Mexico. Ruiz-Camacho short story Origami Prunes was featured in Texas Monthly.


Barefoot Dogs is Ruiz-Camacho first work of fiction, a collection of short stories about an affluent family from Mexico City beginning with the kidnapped patriarch evolving into stories of family members who left Mexico as a result of the violence within the country. The stories that follow chronicle various members living in exile in San Diego San Antonio, Houston, and Austin.


“Lean and beautifully rendered…profound and wrenching…affecting…a deeply moving chronicle of one family’s collective devastation… full of remarkable wisdom and humor yet unflinching in it portrayal of the horrors sweeping contemporary


Patricia Engel, The New York Times Book Review


“Author’s first offering looks at serious issues in entertaining fashion”


Charles Ealy

Austin American Statesman



Published on August 26, 2010 at 2:42 am  Leave a Comment  

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