Karan Mahajan

Finalist, 2016 National Book Awards

Karan Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. His first novel, Family Planning won the Joseph Henry Jackson Award and was a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. It was published in nine countries.
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The Association of Small Bombs

The Association of Small Bombs book cover, by Karan Mahajan, 2016
ISBN 9780525429630 Viking Books/Penguin Random House

When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb—one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world—detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. More about this book >

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Karan Mahajan reads from The Association of Small Bombs, 2016 NBAs Finalists Reading

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Karan Mahajan

Karan Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. His first novel, Family Planning won the Joseph Henry Jackson Award and was a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. It was published in nine countries. Mahajan’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker Online, The Believer, NPR’s All Things Considered, The San Francisco Chronicle, Granta.com, Bookforum, Tehelka, and the anthology Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction. He currently lives in Austin, Texas. The Association of Small Bombs is his second novel.

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