Resident author wins college’s fiction prize
» Author Karan Mahajan has been selected to receive the Bard Fiction Prize for his second novel “The Association of Small Bombs,” the school has announced.
A finalist for the 2016 National Book Award, Mahajan’s narrative tells the story of two Delhi families ripped apart by a small bombing in a marketplace. Woven around the story of the Khuranas and the Ahmeds is the tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland. Mahajan’s residency at Bard College is for the Fall 2017 semester, during which time he will continue his writing, meet informally with students and give a public reading.
Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. His first novel, “Family Planning,” was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize and was published in nine countries. He lives in Austin, Texas.