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 reviews Refund
07 Jan 2015
Booklist says: “Bender’s tales are stark, heart-wrenching, quirky….but they all work together, as Bender leads us to a unifying conclusion: you can’t put a price on human life or love.”