Sergio Troncoso is most recently the author of "A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son." Troncoso is also 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." The son of Mexican immigrants, Troncoso grew up in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from Harvard College and received two graduate degrees from Yale University in international relations and philosophy. A Fulbright scholar, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters and is the current vice president of the TIL. Among the many awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, and International Latino Book Award. For many years, he has taught at the Yale Writers’ Workshop.