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Kelly Link


USA flag (1969 - )

Kelly Link's story "Travels with the Snow Queen" won the James Tiptree Jr. Award in 1997. Her story "The Specialist's Hat" won the World Fantasy Award in 1999. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She once won a free trip around the world. She co-edits the zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Stranger Things Happen is her first collection of stories.
 
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Short stories
Travels with the Snow Queen (1997)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Specialist's Hat (1998)World Fantasy
The Girl Detective (1999)
Swans (2000)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Short Story winner (1999) : The Specialist's Hat
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1999) : Travels with the Snow Queen
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2002) : Stranger Things Happen
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2006) : Magic for Beginners
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2016) : Get in Trouble


Kelly Link recommends
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The Truth about Celia (2003)
Kevin Brockmeier
"Imagine I'm standing beside you in the bookstore. I'm putting this book in your hands. I loved The Truth About Celia: you should buy this book, take it home, and read it at once."
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Mortal Love (2004)
Elizabeth Hand
"You don't so much read this novel as drink it down, like absinthe."
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The Keeper (2006)
Sarah Langan
"THE KEEPER kept me up, late into the night...I'm hoping for a whole shelf of novels by Langan."
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The Serial Garden (2008)
(Armitage Family)
Joan Aiken
"The best kind of writer, strange and spooky and surprising, never sentimental or whimsical."
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The Lonely Hearts Hotel (2017)
Heather O'Neill
"A fairytale laced with gunpowder."
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2017)
Mariana Enríquez
"These stories unsettle; they disturb; they disquiet. Read them!"
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Broken River (2017)
J Robert Lennon
"J Robert Lennon is a master of the are dark arts."
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Tropic of Kansas (2017)
Christopher Brown
"The great American novel about the end of America. This book is marvelously propulsive, big hearted, and whip smart."
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The Grave Keepers (2017)
Elizabeth Byrne
"A lyrical and gorgeously uncanny coming-of-age story of incantatory power."

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