Jeff Bender, writer
Bender is an alum of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Davidson
College, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Norman Mailer Writers
Colony, and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop.
His fiction has
appeared in Guernica, The Monarch Review, Clover,
CityArts, Trop, The Awl, and The Iowa Review, and has earned honors from Glimmer Train,
Writer's Digest, and Brooklyn magazine.
His screenwriting projects,
co-written with David Englander, have earned honors from the Page
International Screenwriting Awards, the Austin Film Festival, and the
Rhode Island International Film Festival.
He is the recent winner of an
Artist Trust grant and Richard Hugo House’s New Works Competition. His first novel is about college wrestling.
This year he will present at the Write on the Sound Conference in Edmonds, Wash., and at the Chuckanut Writers Conference in Bellingham, Wash., where he lives with his wife Catharine.