Benjamin Alire Sáenz wins 2013 Faulkner Award for fiction

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction for his collection of stories, “Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club,” the PEN/Faulkner Foundation said on Tuesday. Sáenz, a poet, essayist and American Book Award winner, was cited for his collection of seven short works set on the south Texas border. The stories examine the effects of geography, politics, violence and personal history on the characters’ lives. … USA, LLC OnDeck