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Apartment Therapy includes The New Order on Reading List

12 Dec 2018

Apartmenttherapy.com calls The New Order a “sharp, thought-provoking and urgent collection.” You can read the whole review here. 

The National Book Review reviews The New Order

05 Dec 2018

“Bender is known for her keenly observant and perceptive stories, including her collection Refund, a 2015 National Book Award finalist, and while her stories have a universality that makes them timeless, The New Order very much speaks to this particularly fraught time.” You can read the rest of the review here. 

New York Times Book Review includes “The New Order” on New and Noteworthy list

23 Nov 2018

“A finalist for the National Book Award, lauded for her short stories, Bender returns with a collection that reflects America’s new reality.” The New York Times Book Review includes The New Order on a list of New and Noteworthy books. You can see the list here. 

Five Short Story Collections That Shaped My Work on Lithub

13 Nov 2018

I talk to Jane Ciabattari about five story collections that shaped my work for Lithub. You can read the interview here. 

Interview on Aspen Radio’s “First Draft” program about The New Order

13 Nov 2018

I talk about The New Order with Mitzi Rapkin on her First Draft program on Aspen Public Radio. You can listen to the interview here. 

Read it Forward Reviews The New Order

10 Nov 2018

“Bender’s previous collection of stories, Refund, was deservedly shortlisted for the National Book Award. Her latest, The New Order, is even better and more trenchant, a harrowing look into our present moment.” Jonathan Russell Clark reviews The New Order on Read It Forward, including it on this list of 21-Must Read Books about the current political era. You can see the list and review here. 

Los Angeles Review of Books features interview with me about The New Order

08 Nov 2018

I talk to Lily Meyer of the Los Angeles Review of Books about The New Order. You can read the interview here. 

Hello Giggles reviews The New Order

08 Nov 2018

HelloGiggles.com reviews The New Order, calling it “one of the best collections of the year.” You can read the review here. 

My essay, “If You Have These Traits You Might Be A Writer” is up on Lithub

08 Nov 2018

My essay, “If You Have These Traits You Might Be a Writer” is on the Lithub site. In it, I identify the traits that I feel are important to becoming a writer. You can read the essay here.

The Booklist Reader includes The New Order on a list of Best New Books

07 Nov 2018

The Booklist Reader includes The New Order on list of Best New Books for the Week of November 6, 2018. You can see the list here.

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