The latest updates.
I am thrilled that my new story collection, “The New Order,” will be published by Counterpoint Press this fall. Here is the announcement from Publisher’s Lunch:
National Book Award Finalist and author of REFUND, Karen E. Bender’s THE NEW ORDER, a new collection of stories that examines the sense of instability that has grown stronger in American culture over the last two years through the increasing presence of violence, bigotry, sexual harassment, and the emotional costs of living under constant threat, once again to Dan Smetanka at Counterpoint, for publication in Fall 2018, by Maria Massie at Massie & McQuilkin
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching an intensive 3-week workshop at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop this summer. You can find information about the workshop here. Applications are due on March 1. Apply!
My story, “Anything for Money” from Refund, is a “Selected Short Read” for the NYC Subway Library. You can read the story, and many others, here.
Here’s a short interview about reading with Kelli Deeth of The Toronto Review of Books. You can read the interview here.
On Thursday May 4, I’ll be participating in COIN–a collaborative online story to benefit The Cabin, a wonderful literary center in Boise, Idaho. I’ll be working on the story from 4 to 4:30 PM EST. Find out more about the story, the writers and how to donate, here.
So happy to see Refund on this list of books compiled by the New York Public Library, books by women authors for International Women’s Day and beyond. You can read the list here.
An interview with my sister Aimee and I, before our first event together at The Cabin in Boise, Idaho. You can read the interview here.
My video essay on pace in stories and similarities to movement phrases is up on the website Electric Literature. You can read the essay here.
I’m happy to be Fiction Editor and contributor to a new online literary journal, Scoundrel Time, which features creative responses to the current political era. You can find the website here.
Happy that the website “For Book’s Sake” features my story “Theft” from Refund as a Weekend Read this week. You can read the story here.