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Interview with “Talk of Iowa” for Iowa Public Radio about The New Order

14 Mar 2019

I talked to Charity Nebbe for the radio show “Talk of Iowa” about The New Order. You can listen to the interview here. 

Interview in Los Angeles Times about The New Order

19 Feb 2019

I talked to Michael Schaub at the Los Angeles Times about The New Order. You can read the interview here. 

Interview with Joy Maulitz for “Turning Pages: Waves of Joy” radio show

14 Feb 2019

I talked with Joy Maulitz about The New Order for her radio show “Waves of Joy” on KMWR radio. You can listen to the interview here. 

The New Order on the Longlist for The Story Prize

01 Feb 2019

The New Order is on the Story Prize Longlist for collections that stood out in 2018. You can see the whole list here. 

The Coachella Review interviews me about The New Order

30 Jan 2019

I talked to A.M. Larks about The New Order for The Coachella Review. You can read the interview here. 

Teaching at Southampton Writers Conference in July

29 Jan 2019

I’m excited to be teaching at the Southampton Writers’ Conference July 10-14, with a class called “Re-Visioning Your Work.” You can find out more about the program here. 

Mentor in SUNY Stonybrook’s BookEnds program

28 Jan 2019

I’m honored to be a Mentor in SUNY Stonybrook’s new program, BookEnds, through Southampton Arts. Students in BookEnds get guidance in finishing their novels or story collections.  You can find out more about the program, and how to apply, here. 

My short short story, “The Shame Exchange,” published in The Yale Review online

21 Jan 2019

You can read my short short story, “The Shame Exchange,” published in The Yale Review online, here. 

“Bender’s Timely Stories Triumphant”: Winnipeg Free Press reviews The New Order

05 Jan 2019

“American writer Karen E. Bender is a master of the short story, managing to create fully rounded characters in well-developed plots within a limited word count.” You can read the rest of the review in the Winnipeg Free Press here. 

 

The New Order on List of Best Books of 2018 by PopMatters

29 Dec 2018

“She articulates our new normal in terms both empathetic and terrifying….Bender unveils the complex set of motives that caused America to impale itself.” You can read the whole review by Scott Poole here.

 

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