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Sergio Troncoso

Author's Bio

Sergio Troncoso is the author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, and the novels The Nature of Truth and From This Wicked Patch of Dust. He co-edited Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence. From This Wicked Patch of Dust was selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews, and won the Southwest Book Award. Crossing Borders: Personal Essays won the Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews. The son of Mexican immigrants, Troncoso graduated from Harvard College and studied international relations and philosophy at Yale University. He won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico and was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters. He is an instructor at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers' Conference.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence (Arte Publico Press, 2013), Crossing Borders: Personal Essays (Arte Publico Press, 2011), From This Wicked Patch of Dust (University of Arizona Press, 2011), The Nature of Truth: A Novel (Northwestern University Press, 2003), The Last Tortilla and Other Stories (University of Arizona Press, 1999)
Anthologies:
New Border Voices: An Anthology (Texas A&M University Press, 2014), Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays (Pearson Longman, 2013), Writing for Life: Sentences and Paragraphs (Pearson Longman, 2013), Nuestra Aparente Rendicion (Grijalbo - Random House Mondadori, 2011), You Don't Have A Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens (Arte Publico Press, 2011), Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing (University of Arizona Press, 2010), Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery (Arte Publico Press, 2009), Literary El Paso (Texas Christian University Press, 2009), Hecho En Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature (University of New Mexico Press, 2006), Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature (Pearson Longman, 2006), Once Upon A Cuento (Curbstone Press, 2003), City Wilds: Essays and Stories about Urban Nature (University of Georgia Press, 2002), New World: Young Latino Writers (Dell, 1997)
Prizes:
Premio Aztlan Literary Prize
International Latino Book Award
Southwest Book Award (thrice)
Notable Book, Southwest Books of the Year
Fulbright Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame
Bronze Award for Essays, ForeWord Reviews
Literary Legacy Award

Sergio Troncoso Resume

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Listing last updated: July 7, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
El Paso, Texas, TX
Raised in:
El Paso, Texas, TX

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