Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Interview: Benjamín Alire Sáenz
...I think back on my Stanford days and being with the Stegner Fellows, who were my colleagues–fiction writers and poets. In terms of raw talent, I had the least amount of it. I’m probably now the most published because I think I wanted it so badly. And the other thing I think is very important to becoming a writer is can you be alone? A lot of young people can’t be alone. You have to be able to enjoy your own company and not want to run from yourself, because you just have to spend so much time alone.