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.
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.