I’ll be teaching my generative craft course, “Story Factory,” for writers of fiction and nonfiction, for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Saturdays, May 6 to June 10, 12-2:30 pm EST via zoom. Info here:
My novel, “Like Normal People,” was included in Susan Straight’s map of 1,001 novels to read to find the real America. You can see the list here. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2023-05-28/american-novels-1001-literary-geography-map-states
My story “The Elevator,” which appeared in Guernica and in my collection The New Order, is included in an anthology, “Love in the Time of Time’s Up,” published by Tortoise Books. You can buy the anthology here.
Booklist review is in!
31 Oct 2012
Booklist says, “Bender has created complex characters in a novel that provocatively considers our basic need to connect with other people, and how very fragile those connections can be.”