Sergio Troncoso is a writer of essays, short stories, and novels, and the author of five books. He often writes about the United States-Mexico border, multiculturalism, philosophy in literature, families and fatherhood, and crossing cultural, religious, and psychological borders. Among the numerous awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, International Latino Book Award, and Bronze Award for Multicultural Fiction from ForeWord Reviews.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Troncoso was born and grew up on the east side of El Paso, Texas in rural Ysleta. He graduated from Harvard College, and studied international relations and philosophy at Yale University. He won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico, where he studied economics, politics, and literature. He was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters. The El Paso City Council voted unanimously to rename the Ysleta public library branch as the Sergio Troncoso Branch Library.
Troncoso is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers' Conference in New Haven, Connecticut and an instructor at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Please visit the many resources for readers, students, and teachers on his website at www.SergioTroncoso.com.