Since we’re sharing advice from veteran authors this week at The Ball, I reached out to one of my favorite writers, Aimee Bender. I’ve always been in awe of her work; the way she blends the real with the fantastical and makes poetry out of simple, powerful truths leaves me struck by her stories long after I’ve finished reading them. It’s such an honor to welcome her to the blog today. Thank you, Aimee, for sharing with us.
Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and many more places, as well as heard on PRI’s This American Life and Selected Shorts. She has received two Pushcart prizes, was nominated for the TipTree award in 2005, and the Shirley Jackson short story award in 2010. Her fiction has been translated into sixteen languages.
She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.
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