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.

Kelly Link isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

Laura Miller chose Magic for Beginners for Vulture’s Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon:


“Any collection of Kelly Link’s stories will do. They shimmer in the borderlands of myth, genre, and literature. A convenience store caters to the mild-mannered zombies who emerge from a nearby gorge and clumsily attempt to shop. A group of teenagers bond over an elusive TV series. A suburban family...

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Magic for Beginners

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3.82 avg rating — 7,709 ratings — published 2005 — 25 editions
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Get in Trouble

3.67 avg rating — 7,612 ratings — published 2015 — 21 editions
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Pretty Monsters: Stories

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3.92 avg rating — 4,840 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Stranger Things Happen

3.84 avg rating — 4,913 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Steampunk! An Anthology of ...

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3.67 avg rating — 3,706 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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Monstrous Affections: An An...

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3.78 avg rating — 1,185 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The Best of Lady Churchill'...

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Stone Animals

4.11 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Pretty Monsters (Pretty Mon...

3.66 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Pretty Monsters: Stories

3.80 avg rating — 291 ratings6 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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“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.”
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