Karen E. Bender is the author of Like Normal People (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Story, The Kenyon Review, and The Iowa Review, and has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize collection. Her short stories have been read as part of the Selected Shorts series on NPR. She teaches writing at the Antioch Los Angeles MFA program and privately in New York.
Photo: Jerry Bauer