November 29, 2021

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

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About The Author

Besides putting pen to paper for ‘LLERO Jessica is a co-founder. She is a seasoned writer, editor and journalist who has successfully peddled her words across media platforms from Urban Latino, Latina and Cosmo Latina, since picking up her professional pen in 1999.

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