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Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born August 16, 1954) is an American poet, novelist, and writer of children's books. Early life and Education Sáenz was raised near Las Cruces, New Mexico. He earned a BA in Humanities and Philosophy from St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. He continues to live and work in El Paso, Texas. After 15 years of marriage to a female El Paso family court judge, he filed for divorce in 2009 and stated he is gay. Awards Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship, poetry 1992 American Book Award, for Calendar of Dust Lannan Poetry Fellowship 1993 Carry Me Like Water, Southwest Book Award 1996 (Border Regional Library Association) Dark and Perfect Angels, Southwest Book Award 1996 (Border Regional Library Association) Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas, Best Children's Book 2000, Texas Institute of Letters Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, Americas Book Award, the Paterson Book Prize, the J Hunt Award, Finalist Los Angeles Book Prize, BBYA Top Ten Books for Young Adults He Forgot to Say Goodbye. Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, Southwest Book Award (Border Regional Library Association), Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best Books for Teens, New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen 2009, Commended Title, Americas Book Award 2009 A Perfect Season for Dreaming, Best Children's Book, Friends of the Austin Public Library 2008 (Texas Institute of Letters), Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year 2008, Kirkus Review 2008 Notable Books for Children, Paterson Book Prize Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Stonewall Book Award; Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2013; Honor Book, Michael L. Printz Award, 2013; Pura Belpré Award, 2013.Works "Students I See Every Day", Santa Fe Poetry Broadside, Issue #31, February, 2003 Do Not Mind the Bombs, Narrative MagazinePoetry Calendar of Dust. Broken Moon Press. 1991. ISBN 978-0-913089-16-3. Dark and Perfect Angels. Cinco Puntos Press. 1995. ISBN 978-0-938317-23-4. Elegies in Blue. Cinco Puntos Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-938317-64-7. Dreaming the End of War. Copper Canyon Press. 2006. ISBN 978-1-55659-239-3. The Book of What Remains. Copper Canyon Press. 2010. ISBN 978-1-55659-297-3.Short stories Flowers for the Broken. Broken Moon Press. 1992. ISBN 978-0-913089-28-6. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Cinco Puntos Press. 2012. ISBN 9781935955320.Novels Carry Me Like Water, Hyperion, 1995 The House of Forgetting. HarperCollins. 1997. In Perfect Light. HarperCollins. 2008. ISBN 978-0-06-077921-4. En el tiempo de la Luz, Rayo/HarperCollins 2006 Names on a Map. Harper Perennial. 2008. ISBN 978-0-06-128569-1.Young-adult novels Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood. Cinco Puntos Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-938317-81-4. He Forgot to Say Goodbye. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 2008-06-17. ISBN 978-1-4169-4963-3. Last Night I Sang to the Monster, Cinco Puntos Press 2009 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012 The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, Clarion Books, 2017hiChildren's books A Gift from Papa Diego. Bt Bound. 1999. ISBN 978-0-613-06587-0. Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas. Illustrator Geronimo Garcia. Cinco Puntos Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-938317-61-6.CS1 maint: others (link) A Perfect Season for Dreaming, Cinco Puntos Press 2008. The Dog Who Loved Tortillas, Cinco Puntos Press 2009Anthologies Dagoberto Gilb, ed. (2008). "The Unchronicled Death of Your Holy Father; Fences". Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas-Mexican Literature. UNM Press. ISBN 978-0-8263-4126-6. X. J. Kennedy; Dana Gioia, eds. (2005). An introduction to poetry. Pearson Longman. ISBN 978-0-321-20939-9. "To the Desert," "Resurrections," Twentieth Century American Poetry (2004), edited by Dana Gioia, McGraw Hill ISBN 0-07-240019-6References External links Benjamin Alire Sáenz official page at Simon & Schuster, Inc. Benjamin Alire Sáenz official page at Cinco Puntos Press Benjamin Alire Sáenz at Library of Congress Authorities, with 22 catalog records . Discover the Benjamin Alire Saenz popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Benjamin Alire Saenz books.

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Louise Penny & Hillary ClintonOctober 12, 2021$14.99

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Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could (Unabridged) audiobook
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