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Benjamin Alire Sáenz


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Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an American Book Award-winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A former Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in poetry, he is a professor in the creative writing department at University of Texas, El Paso.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2013) : Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2013) : Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club


Benjamin Alire Sáenz recommends
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Serpent Box (2008)
Vincent Louis Carrella
"This is a beautiful, beautiful book."
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Goodbye Days (2017)
Jeff Zentner
"Tender, honest, moving, and lyrical. His characters live and breathe. Ahh, lucky me. Lucky us. Zentner is the real thing."

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