Sebastian Romero is a Mexican writer born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He began his undergraduate studies at the Universidad de Monterrey, but after two years he transferred to the University of Iowa, where he double majored in Philosophy and English & Creative Writing, with an Honors in English. He will be starting his MA in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement at New York University during the fall of 2019. He has attended the Iowa Young Writer’s Workshop, the Yale Writer’s Workshop and the Tin House Workshop. He was also accepted for three semesters into the Undergraduate Writer’s Workshop for Fiction program (the first taught by the writer Ethan Canin, the second by Dawnie Walton, and the third by Afabwaje Kurian, both of whom attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop).
Romero writes in a realist and clear style; his texts usually play with structure, time and irony, and focus in the complexities of the day-to-day. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of connected short stories titled Edward Hero: The Tales of the Son and Tell Them We’re Aching, respectively. The books are the first two parts of a thematic quartet that explores the different areas that affect and inform all human lives: family (Edward Hero), friendship (Tell Them We're Aching), society (The Supporters) and the individual (All the Coward Souls).