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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.

Electric Literature’s Article on Cover Design Process Includes The New Order

13 Jul 2018

In this article for Electric Literature about the design process for book covers, Counterpoint Press designer Nicole Caputo shares her process in designing the cover for The New Order. You can read this fascinating article here.

A new story collection, “The New Order,” to be published by Counterpoint Press!

18 Jan 2018

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

Teaching at Iowa Writers’ Workshop this summer

31 Oct 2017

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” is a New York Subway Library “Selected Short Read”

08 Jun 2017

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.

Interview about reading for The Toronto Review of Books

01 May 2017

Here’s a short interview about reading with Kelli Deeth of The Toronto Review of Books. You can read the interview here.

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