Sergio Troncoso is the author of From This Wicked Patch of Dust, which Kirkus Reviews called “an engaging literary achievement” in a starred review. The novel won the Southwest Book Award and was selected by Kirkus as one of the Best of 2012. Troncoso also wrote Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, which won the Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews. He is also the author of The Nature of Truth and The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, which won the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize. In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. Troncoso co-edited Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence in 2013. He is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Conference.