The latest updates.
I talked to Charity Nebbe for the radio show “Talk of Iowa” about The New Order. You can listen to the interview here.
I talked to Michael Schaub at the Los Angeles Times about The New Order. You can read the interview here.
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 is on the Story Prize Longlist for collections that stood out in 2018. You can see the whole list here.
I talked to A.M. Larks about The New Order for The Coachella Review. You can read the interview here.
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.
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.
You can read my short short story, “The Shame Exchange,” published in The Yale Review online, here.
“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.
“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.