“Family Planning is the truest portrait of modern New Delhi I’ve read, and the funniest book of the year.”
—Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City, The Daily Beast
|HarperCollins, 2008||Chatto & Windus, 2009||Destino, 2010|
“Almost every page bears a passage worth quoting.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
Karan Mahajan is the author of the novel “Family Planning,” a finalist for the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize. The novel is available in the US/Canada (HarperCollins), UK (Chatto & Windus / Random House), India (Rupa), Brazil (Manole), France (Editions Philippe Picquier), Italy (Garzanti), Germany (C Bertelsmann Verlag / Random House), Spain (Destino), Korea (Munhakdongne).
Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. He graduated from Stanford University in 2005 with majors in English and Economics. A winner of the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, he has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Believer, NPR’s All Things Considered, n+1 Book Review, The Paris Review Daily, Granta.com, Bookforum, and other publications. He currently lives in Austin, Texas and is at work on his second novel. He is represented by Jin Auh at The Wylie Agency.