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An Evening with Aimee Bender

Join the Master of Professional Writing Program for an evening of readings and conversation with an award-winning fiction writer.

Aimee Bender is the author of four books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998), which was a NY Times Notable Book; An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000), which was an L.A. Times pick of the year; Willful Creatures (2005), which was nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year; and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010), which recently won the SCIBA award for best fiction and an Alex Award.

Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper's, Tin House, McSweeny'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, and was nominated for the Tip Tree 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.