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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.

The New Order on Woman.com’s Books to Read in November

07 Nov 2018

Woman.com includes The New Order in a list of Books to Read Immediately in November. You can read the list here. 

Refinery29 Includes The New Order on list of Best Books to Read in November

03 Nov 2018

“Bender is an exquisite writer, and this books really will act as a brutally honest but empathic guide to navigating the now.” You can read the entire review and the list here.

Bustle magazine includes “The New Order” on list of books to read in November

03 Nov 2018

“In her short story collection Refund (a finalist for the National Book Award), Karen E. Bender delivered a set of remarkable short stories that smartly unpacked her characters’ complicated relationship with money. Now, in this new short story collection, she turns a sharp eye to the instability that has taken over America in the past few years.” Bustle reviews The New Order; you can see the entire list of books here.

My thoughts on writing on The Story Prize blog

02 Nov 2018

I offer some advice to writers on The Story Prize blog. You can read my post here. 

Microfiction included in NY Times “Spooky Story” project

01 Nov 2018

My story, “When the Female Students of Mount Washington High School Didn’t Want to Go on the Tour of the White House,” a response to Francesca Woodman’s photograph,  was part of the NY Times’ Instagram project pairing writers with eerie images. You can read the stories here. 

My story “The New Order” on Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading site

31 Oct 2018

Electric Literature features my story, “The New Order,” from my forthcoming collection, on the Recommended Reading site today, with a generous intro from Molly Antopol. You can read the story here. 

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