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Karen Bender

Oct 27, 2008
Powers Recital Hall

Karen E. Bender is the author of Like Normal People (2000), a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a Washington Post Book of the Year, and co-editor of the anthology Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, and Abortion (2007). She has received grants from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares as well as many other literary journals, and has been anthologized in Pushcart Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. Bender teaches creative writing at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.