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“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.

 

Interview with Marrie Stone for “Writers on Writing” show on KUCI

13 Dec 2018

I spoke with Marrie Stone about process, craft and The New Order for her radio show “Writers on Writing” on KUCI. You can listen to the show here. 

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. 

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