Francisco X. Stork
Francisco X. Stork came to El Paso, Texas, from Mexico when he was nine years old. He has an MA from Harvard University and a JD from Columbia Law School. He worked as an attorney for thirty-three years, including fifteen years with an affordable-housing state agency, while writing six of his eight novels. Marcelo in the Real World is the recipient of the Schneider Award. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors received the Elizabeth Walden Award. The Memory of Light received the Tomás Rivera Award. His novel Disappeared is the 2018 recipient of the Young Adult Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book.