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Martha Stewart Living features my journal ideas for National Novel Writing Month

20 Oct 2018

Martha Stewart Living features my tips for National Novel Writing Month in the November “Out and About” column, You can read the tips here. 

“The Pilot’s Instructions” in the October issue of The Yale Review

15 Oct 2018

My story, “The Pilot’s Instructions” appears in the October 2018 issue of The Yale Review. The story is part of my new collection, The New Order. You can read the story here.

The New Order on list of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now in print edition of November O magazine

12 Oct 2018

The print issue of the November O magazine is out and features The New Order on a list of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now. Here’s are photos:

O magazine reviews The New Order!

10 Oct 2018

“Supremely crafted short fictions”–O magazine includes The New Order on a list of 10 New Books to be Thankful for in November. You can see the review here.

Starred review for The New Order in Booklist!

01 Oct 2018

“With literary virtuosity, psychological authenticity, and breath-catching insight, Bender dramatizes gripping personal dilemmas compounded by a new order of social tyranny.” Booklist gives The New Order a starred review! You can read the full review here. 



Publisher’s Weekly reviews “The New Order”

24 Sep 2018

“Bender’s incisive collection (following Refund) touches on a range of hot-button issues—from gun violence and political xenophobia to sexual harassment and economic downturn…. The great strength of the collection lies in her ability to examine the ramifications of violence and casual cruelty on individuals and communities….There were many types of violence in the world, some quieter,” the speaker notes. This is a thoughtful, timely collection.” You can read the full review here. 

LeVar Burton reads my story, “The Cell Phones,” on his series Levar Burton Reads.

18 Sep 2018

Actor LeVar Burton reads my story “The Cell Phones,” from my forthcoming collection, The New Order, on his series, “LeVar Burton Reads.” You can listen to his reading here!

“The New Order” on Boston Globe Fall Book list

07 Sep 2018

The Boston Globe includes “The New Order” on a list of Fall books to read!

NBF Presents at Wisconsin Book Festival in October

07 Sep 2018

I’m excited to be part of the National Book Foundation’s program, NBF Presents this fall; I’ll be at the Wisconsin Book Festival, on a panel about literature and connection, in October. Read more here.

Huffington Post includes “The New Order” on list of Fall books to read

02 Sep 2018

The Huffington Post included my story collection, “The New Order,” in a list of books to read that are coming out in Fall, 2018. You can see the list here.

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