Aimee Bender: Biography

Aimee Bender

28 jun 1969

Born in Los Angeles in a Jewish family on Jun 28, 1969, Aimee Bender is best known as an American novelist and short-story writer. She has won several awards and recognitions for her short-stories as well as novels. Aimee has acquired a MFA in creative writing from the University of California at Irvine.

Aimee Bender also worked as the Director of the USC PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of South California where she currently teaches Creative Writing. Aimee’s debut book, ‘The Girl in the Flammable Skirt’ was selected as The New York Times Notable Book of 1998. The book also remained on the Los Angeles Times Best-Seller list for about seven weeks.

Other books written by Aimee also received similar recognitions. ‘An Invisible Sign of My Own’ was an L.A Times Pick of the Year. ‘Willful Creatures’ was nominated as one of the best books of the year by The Believer; ‘The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake’ won the SCIBA award for best fiction, an Alex Award, The Color Master and it was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2013.

Aimee Bender was honoured with two pushcart prizes, nominated for the TipTree Award and the Shirley Jackson short story award. Aimee also acted as the sitting judge for the Flatmancrooked Writing Prize. Her works were so popular that most of her short fictions were published in Granta GQ, Harper’s Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review and many more.