For Immediate Release
Sept. 29, 2010

Award-winning Author To Speak At HCC
Sergio Troncoso’s Works Have Won Critical Acclaim

Speaks 10/5, 12:30 p.m. Free, Open to Public.


BRIDGEPORT – Author Sergio Troncoso, who wrote two critically acclaimed books, will speak at Housatonic Community College Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Troncoso, whose book The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, won the Premio Aztlan award and the Southwest Book Award, will speak as part of the college’s Writers in the Housatonic Classroom program. Publisher’s Weekly described the stories as “richly satisfying," while Booklist said the collection is "enthusiastically recommended."

Troncoso’s The Nature of Truth: A Novel, is a story about a Yale research student who discovers that his boss, a renowned professor, hides a Nazi past. This has also won plaudits from critics. "Troncoso excels as a narrator, a storyteller, and a creator of vivid characters and images," said Southwest Book Views, while the Chicago Tribune described the book as an "impressively lucid first thriller."

Troncoso's stories have been featured in many anthologies, including Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing (University of Arizona Press), Latino Boom: An Anthology of U. S. Latino Literature (Pearson/Longman Publishing), Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas-Mexican Literature (University of New Mexico Press), and New World: Young Latino Writers (Dell Publishing). His work has also appeared in Newsday, The El Paso Times, Other Voices, Pembroke Magazine, Encyclopedia Latina, and many other newspapers and literary magazines.

Troncoso graduated from Harvard College, and studied international relations and philosophy at Yale University. He won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico and was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame.

The event, which is open to the public at no charge, begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room A101 in Lafayette Hall.  For more information, contact Peter Everett at 203-332-5074.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards offI-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard.  Free parking is available in the HCC garage.