C.M. Mayo talks with Sergio Troncoso, author of the novel From This Wicked Patch of Dust and Crossing Borders: Personal Essays. They discuss the fragmentation of our country and culture, connecting to recreate new groups and families, and the Librotraficante movement against the banning of books in Arizona.
Troncoso is also the author of the novel The Nature of Truth, and the short story collection The Last Tortilla, which won the Premio Aztlan. In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. His website is www.SergioTroncoso.com.
C.M. Mayo is the author of the novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, which was named a Library Journal Best Book of 2009, and the collection Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is also the author of a travel memoir Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico. Her website is www.cmmayo.com.
This conversation was recorded on Skype during the summer of 2012.