Benjamin Alire Saenz
Benjamin Alire Saenz was born into a amily of seven children on a farm in New Mexico. He left his rural upbringing to study American literature and theology. The Mexican American author was initially a priest before leaving his order. Saenz has tackled various written forms from novels to poetry to children’s books. He has numerous literary prizes but is best known for blending genres and styles (Carry Me Like Water). He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso.
First Book: Calendar of Dust
Latest Book: The Inexplicable Logic of my Life