Nepantla editor Sergio Troncoso cohosts with Bookworks a virtual reading of contributors from the anthology. Matt Mendez, Sheryl Luna, and Daniel Chacon will read and be in conversation with Sergio Troncoso.
Sergio Troncoso is most recently 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, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. A Fulbright scholar, Troncoso is currently president of the Texas Institute of Letters. His work has recently appeared in the Houston Chronicle, CNN Opinion, Yale Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Texas Monthly.
Sheryl Luna’s Magnificent Errors received the 2020 Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize from University of Notre Dame and is forthcoming. Pity the Drowned Horses (University of Notre Dame Press) received the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. Seven (3: A Taos Press) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.
Like his characters, Matt Mendez grew up in central El Paso, Texas. He received an MFA from the University of Arizona and is the author of the short story collection Twitching Heart. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tucson, Arizona. Barely Missing Everything is his debut young adult novel. You can visit him at MattMendez.com.
Daniel Chacón is a professor of creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon. He is the author of several books, including the The Cholo Tree and Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops, which won the 2014 PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence.