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MEDIA ADVISORY: Senior Fellows host talk with Karan Mahajan and the role of storytelling in the age of terrorism

AUSTIN, Texas –– On Thursday Nov. 3, Senior Fellows, the honors program of The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication, will host Karan Mahajan for a talk on his recent novel, “The Association of Small Bombs” and the role of storytelling in the age of terrorism.

Karan Mahajan is the author of “The Association of Small Bombs,” a critically acclaimed novel about the lives of terrorists, their victims and how neither fall easily into the US categories constructed by Western media and culture.

Mahajan’s first novel, “Family Planning,” won the Joseph Henry Jackson Award and was a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker Online, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the anthology “Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction,” and many other places.

Mahajan has worked as an editor in San Francisco, a consultant on economic and urban planning issues for the New York City government, and a researcher in Bangalore, India. He grew up in New Delhi and is a graduate of Stanford University and the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin. 

WHEN: 12:30 - 2 p.m., Nov. 3, 2016

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208
 

This event is sponsored by the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the Moody College of Communication. It is free and open to the public.

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CONTACTS: Dave Junker, (512)773-0673; Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182  

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