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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
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

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