Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender is the author of the short story collections Willful Creatures and The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own. Her stories have appeared in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, The Paris Review, and other magazines, and have been heard on PRI’s This American Life. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches at the University of Southern California.

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Of Exile and Anxiety

Mikhail Iossel founded the Summer Literary Seminars program, which used to be housed in St. Petersburg, the former Leningrad of his childhood and young adulthood. I found his book of stories because I was invited to teach there, and I…