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Aimee Bender

USA flag (b.1969)

Aimee Bender is the author of the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own and of the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. Her work has been widely anthologized and has been translated into ten languages. She lives in Los Angeles.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998)
   Willful Creatures (2005)
   The Color Master (2013)
   Watchlist (2016) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
Series contributed to
Aimee Bender recommends
Cleaner (2023)
Brandi Wells
"What a total delight it is to roam this (almost) empty building with Brandi Wells' cleaner who is always peering (and neatening) the surfaces of people's lives and finding so much depth in there to mess with - Here's a new and key addition to office fiction and a thrilling debut novel by a propulsive voice."
The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern (2022)
Rita Zoey Chin
"A book that captures such tenderness and longing, and one where the rhythm and enchantment of every sentence lures a reader into joining Leah's search, with plenty of rewards along the way."
If I Survive You (2022)
Jonathan Escoffery
"Each story in If I Survive You passes a baton to the next, though it's not for speed but for deepening. As Jonathan Escoffery's debut progresses, the characters layer, stories overlap, voices gather and the result is a moving and layered portrait of a family, at once wise and unflinching."

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Anthologies containing stories by Aimee Bender
A Darker Shade of Noir (2023)
New Stories of Body Horror by Women Writers
edited by
Joyce Carol Oates
Small Odysseys (2022)
Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories
edited by
Hannah Tinti

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