Professor Benjamin Saenz

Texas, United States

Benjamin Alire Saenz is a poet, fiction writer and young adult novelist. He is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and an American Book Award winner. His latest offering, a collection of short stories: "Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club" was the recipient of the 2013 PEN Faulkner Award for fiction. He is the chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.