Sergio Troncoso is a writer of essays, short stories, and novels, and the author of five books. 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.

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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. He has been a judge for the Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction from the Texas Institute of Letters. He has also served on the Literature panel of the New York State Council on the Arts, and in 2014 he was co-chair of that panel. In 2015, he was elected to the board of councilors for the Texas Institute of Letters. He will serve as a judge for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Troncoso was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters. He also received the Literary Legacy Award from the El Paso Community College. He is a member of PEN, a writers’ organization protecting free expression and celebrating literature.

The El Paso City Council voted unanimously to rename the Ysleta branch public library as the Sergio Troncoso Branch Library. Later the author established the annual Troncoso Reading Prizes for students in Ysleta.

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.

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