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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department of Arts, Communication & Theatre present Sergio Troncoso. Sergio Troncoso, the author of many famous collections of short stories, was born in 1961 in El Paso to Mexican parents. Troncoso attended Harvard University and later Yale University, where he studied a broad range of subjects including literature and philosophy. After graduating he began his career as an author. Troncoso rose to fame with his short stories "The Last Tortilla and Other Stories" which focus on various character's experiences with Mexican-American as well as Latino identity. Troncoso won both the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize for the best book by a new Chicano writer, and the Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association for these books. 

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