Aimee Bender is an American novelist and short story writer, known for her surreal stories and characters. Her first book was The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, a collection of short stories chosen as a New York Times notable book of 1998. Other notable publications since are her novel An Invisible Sign of My Own, which was named as a Los Angeles Times pick of the year, a collection of short stories, Willful Creatures, and the novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her most recent novel, The Butterfly Lampshade, was published in 2020. She lives and teaches in LA.
Fictionz, the podcast that did enacted episodes of Aimee's stories Off and Call My Name
Aimee Bender on Writing Without a Plan, Aimee's piece for Lit Hub that Nat mentions
Intimations, Zadie Smith's book of essays Aimee mentions
Take a look at Aimee's website to see all of her writing in one place, and follow her on Twitter