Kelly Link





Kelly Link

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Miami, Florida, The United States
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Kelly Link is an American author of short stories born in 1969. Her stories might be described as slipstream or magic realism: sometimes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and realism.


Average rating: 3.79 · 74,524 ratings · 10,177 reviews · 142 distinct works · Similar authors
Magic for Beginners
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,381 ratings — published 2005 — 18 editions
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Stranger Things Happen
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 3,555 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Pretty Monsters: Stories
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,439 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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Steampunk! An Anthology of ...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 2,758 ratings — published 2011 — 15 editions
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Get in Trouble
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,821 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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Monstrous Affections: An An...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 443 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The Best of Lady Churchill'...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Trampoline: An Anthology
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2003
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Pretty Monsters
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Stone Animals
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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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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“I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.”
Kelly Link

“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

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