Join Kent Memorial Library and House of books for an evening with author Sergio Troncoso in conversation with Jotham Burrello, Director of the Yale Writers’ Workshop. They will be discussing Troncoso‘s Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in between Worlds. This notable collection explores the in-between moments in Mexican American life—the family dynamics of living between traditional and contemporary worlds, between Spanish and English, between cultures with traditional and shifting identities. We will even have some light Mexican fare from our neighbors at The Villager!
Sergio Troncoso is the author of A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, a collection of linked short stories on immigration which Luis Alberto Urrea called “a world-class collection.” Troncoso also edited the 2021 anthology, Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in between Worlds (The Wittliff Literary Series and Texas A&M University Press), which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. A Fulbright scholar, Troncoso is currently president of the Texas Institute of Letters and teaches at the Yale Writers’ Workshop.