Aimee Bender

"The Girl in the Flammable Skirt"

By Aimee Bender

Published October 5, 2000 7:00AM (EDT)

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.

Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender is the author of "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Other Stories." Her first novel, "An Invisible Sign of My Own," was published in July.

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