Kelly Link





Kelly Link


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in Miami, Florida, The United States
July 19, 1969

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Kelly Link is an American author best known for her short stories, which span a wide variety of genres - most notably magic realism, fantasy and horror. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Her stories have been collected in four books - Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and most recently, Get in Trouble.
She has won several awards for her short stories, including the World Fantasy Award in 1999 for "The Specialist's Hat", and the Nebula Award both in 2001 and 2005 for "Louise's Ghost" and "Magic for Beginners".

Link also works as an editor, and is the founder of independant publishing company, Small Beer Press, along with her husband, Gavin Grant.

Average rating: 3.78 · 91,268 ratings · 12,543 reviews · 152 distinct works · Similar authors
Magic for Beginners

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3.84 avg rating — 6,151 ratings — published 2011 — 22 editions
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Stranger Things Happen

3.84 avg rating — 3,998 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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Pretty Monsters: Stories

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Get in Trouble

3.67 avg rating — 3,725 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Steampunk! An Anthology of ...

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Monstrous Affections: An An...

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The Best of Lady Churchill'...

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Pretty Monsters

3.67 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Stone Animals

4.08 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Trampoline: An Anthology

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February 2015, Kelly Link
"Her Favorite Magic Realism: The short fiction writer recommends "books of the uncanny and the strange," not unlike her new story collection, Get in Trouble." ...More

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“A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It's a stage all girls go through. If you're lucky you get through it without doing any permanent damage to yourself or anyone else.”
Kelly Link

“You have to salvage what you can, even if you're the one who buried it in the first place.”
Kelly Link, Pretty Monsters: Stories

“Remember, when you don’t know what to do, it never hurts to play Scrabble. It’s like reading the I Ching or tea leaves.”
Kelly Link

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