Aimee Bender's stories are modern fairy tales, influenced by such varied writers as Hans Christian Andersen, Italo Calvino, Carol Churchill, Oliver Sacks, James Baldwin, and Garcia Marquez. Not only are they playful, inventive, and full of surprises, they possess a thoughfulness and depth that is rare for such a young writer.
"[Bender] aims to be sneakily incendiary and often succeeds: many of these stories are as catchy as that title, with a winning cheekiness." -New York Times
Listen to Aimee Bender read her story "The Rememberer" from "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt."
Bold Type features an interview and a short story by Aimee Bender.
From "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt" ) 1999, Aimee Bender. Used by permission of Random House, Inc. Noreproduction of this material is authorized without the express written consent of the Licensor.