1.4: The Coats
5 Min Read, 6:23 Min Listen
AIMEE BENDER is the author of six books: “The Girl in the Flammable Skirt” (1998), which was a NY Times Notable Book, “An Invisible Sign of My Own” (2000) which was an L.A. Times Pick of the Year, “Willful Creatures” (2005), which was nominated by The Believer as one of the Best Books of the Year, “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” (2010), which won the SCIBA award for best fiction, “The Color Master”, a NY Times Notable Book, and “The Butterfly Lampshade”, (2020) which was longlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Award. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and more, as well as heard on PRI’s “This American Life”and “Selected Shorts”. More about Aimee can be found at http://aimeebender.com.
CARRIE BLANK is a New York filmmaker drawn to stories about people not usually represented by mainstream media. Her short films have appeared on American Playhouse, The Sundance Channel, Showtime, PBS, and abroad, appeared in more than 50 film festivals and won numerous awards. She has taught film and video production and screenwriting and currently works as a director, videographer and editor.