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Benjamín Alire Sáenz studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver Colorado, the University of Louvain in Louvain, Belgium, the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Iowa and Stanford University where he was a Wallace E. Stegner fellow in poety. While at Stanford, he also pursued his doctoral studies in American Literature. He has studied philosophy, art history, theology, creative writing and literary studies with a focus on twentieth century American poetry.

His first collection of poetry, Calendar of Dust, was honored with an American Book Award in 1991. The following year he was awarded a Lannan Literary Poetry Fellowship. His second collection of poems, Dark and Perfect Angels, won a Southwest Book Award from the Border Librarians Association. In 2002, his third book of poems, Elegies in Blue was published by Cinco Puntos Press and was nominated for an L.A. Times Book Prize. Copper Canyon press published his fourth book of poems, Dreaming the End of War in the Spring of 2006. His latest book of poems, The Book of What Remains was published in 2010 by Copper Canyon Press. His poetry has been widely anthologized and he has ben included in Twentieth Century American Poetry edited by Dana Gioia.

His first book of fiction, a collection of short stories, Flowers for the Broken, was published in 1992. His critically acclaimed first novel, Carry Me Like Water, was published in 1995 by Hyperion and was also awarded a Southwest Book Award. The novel was re-issued by HarperCollins and was awarded a Latino Literary Award for Best Novel in 2006. Carry Me Like Water has appeared in translation in Dutch and in German. His second novel, The House of Forgetting, was published two years later and has been translated into German and French. In 2006, his third novel, In Pefect Light was published by Rayo/HarperCollins and was simultaneously published in a Spanish language translation, En el tieimpo del la luz. His fourth novel, Names on a Map was published by HarperPerennial in 2008.

Saenz has also published four bilingual children’s books, A Gift From Papa Diego (now in its sixth printing); Grandma Fina’s Wonderful Umbrella (1999 Best Children’s Book, Texas Institute of Letters); A Perfect Season for Dreaming (2008 Paterson Book Prize, 2008 Best Children's Book, Austin Pulbic Library); and The Dog Who Loved Tortillas.

In 2005, Cinco Puntos Press published his first young adult novel, Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood. The novel was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Americas Book Award, The Paterson Prize, and the JHunt Award. Sammy and Juliana was also named one of the top ten Young Adult novels by the American Library Association and was also named one of the top books of the year by the Center for Children's Books, Captial Choices, The New York Public Library and the Miami Herald. HarperCollins has just released Sammy and Juliana in a paperback edition and has been released as an audio book from Listening Library (Random House). His second young adult novel, He Never Said Goodbye, was published by Simon & Schuster and won the Tomas Rivera Award in 2009. His most recent young adult novel, Last Night I sang to the Monster has won critical acclaim will be published by Simon and Schuster in the summer of 2008. His next young adult novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster.

Reviews of his work have appeared in The Washington Post Book World, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Entertainment Weekly, The Seattle Times, The Dallas Morning News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Telegraph, Latin American Literature in Review, Booklist, KIrkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, School Libray Journal, The Texas Observor, Texas Monthly, The San Antoino Express News, The Austin American Statesman, The El Paso Times, The Harvard Review, The Albuquerque Journal, The Denver Post, and People en Espanol.

Saenz has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1992 and is currently at work on a new book of poems, Night Disappearing into a Patient Sky. He is a member of PEN, the Academy of American Poets and AWP.

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Novelist, Poet, and Children's Book Author

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Benjamín Alire Sáenz Biography

Benjamín Alire Sáenz studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver Colorado, the University of Louvain in Louvain, Belgium, the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Iowa and Stanford University where he was a Wallace E. Stegner fellow in poety. While at Stanford, he also pursued his doctoral studies in American Literature. He has studied philosophy, art history, theology, creative writing and literary studies with a focus on twentieth century American poetry.

His first collection of poetry, Calendar of Dust, was honored with an American Book Award in 1991. The following year he was awarded a Lannan Literary Poetry Fellowship. His second collection of poems, Dark and Perfect Angels, won a Southwest Book Award from the Border Librarians Association. In 2002, his third book of poems, Elegies in Blue was published by Cinco Puntos Press and was nominated for an L.A. Times Book Prize. Copper Canyon press published his fourth book of poems, Dreaming the End of War in the Spring of 2006. His latest book of poems, The Book of What Remains was published in 2010 by Copper Canyon Press. His poetry has been widely anthologized and he has ben included in Twentieth Century American Poetry edited by Dana Gioia.

His first book of fiction, a collection of short stories, Flowers for the Broken, was published in 1992. His critically acclaimed first novel, Carry Me Like Water, was published in 1995 by Hyperion and was also awarded a Southwest Book Award. The novel was re-issued by HarperCollins and was awarded a Latino Literary Award for Best Novel in 2006. Carry Me Like Water has appeared in translation in Dutch and in German. His second novel, The House of Forgetting, was published two years later and has been translated into German and French. In 2006, his third novel, In Pefect Light was published by Rayo/HarperCollins and was simultaneously published in a Spanish language translation, En el tieimpo del la luz. His fourth novel, Names on a Map was published by HarperPerennial in 2008.

Saenz has also published four bilingual children’s books, A Gift From Papa Diego (now in its sixth printing); Grandma Fina’s Wonderful Umbrella (1999 Best Children’s Book, Texas Institute of Letters); A Perfect Season for Dreaming (2008 Paterson Book Prize, 2008 Best Children's Book, Austin Pulbic Library); and The Dog Who Loved Tortillas.

In 2005, Cinco Puntos Press published his first young adult novel, Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood. The novel was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Americas Book Award, The Paterson Prize, and the JHunt Award. Sammy and Juliana was also named one of the top ten Young Adult novels by the American Library Association and was also named one of the top books of the year by the Center for Children's Books, Captial Choices, The New York Public Library and the Miami Herald. HarperCollins has just released Sammy and Juliana in a paperback edition and has been released as an audio book from Listening Library (Random House). His second young adult novel, He Never Said Goodbye, was published by Simon & Schuster and won the Tomas Rivera Award in 2009. His most recent young adult novel, Last Night I sang to the Monster has won critical acclaim will be published by Simon and Schuster in the summer of 2008. His next young adult novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster.

Reviews of his work have appeared in The Washington Post Book World, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Entertainment Weekly, The Seattle Times, The Dallas Morning News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Telegraph, Latin American Literature in Review, Booklist, KIrkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, School Libray Journal, The Texas Observor, Texas Monthly, The San Antoino Express News, The Austin American Statesman, The El Paso Times, The Harvard Review, The Albuquerque Journal, The Denver Post, and People en Espanol.

Saenz has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1992 and is currently at work on a new book of poems, Night Disappearing into a Patient Sky. He is a member of PEN, the Academy of American Poets and AWP.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Benjamín Alire Sáenz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Benjamín Alire Sáenz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Benjamín Alire Sáenz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Benjamín Alire Sáenz?

    Booking fees for Benjamín Alire Sáenz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamín Alire Sáenz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Benjamín Alire Sáenz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamín Alire Sáenz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamín Alire Sáenz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benjamín Alire Sáenz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benjamín Alire Sáenz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Benjamín Alire Sáenz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Benjamín Alire Sáenz for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Benjamín Alire Sáenz generally travels from El Paso, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.A. Jance, J. Michael Martinez, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Nora Roberts and Daniel Alarcon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Benjamín Alire Sáenz for an upcoming event.

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