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Kelly Link

USA flag (b.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.

Genres: Horror, Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
New and upcoming books
February 2024

The Book of Love
Kelly Link recommends
Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart (2024)
GennaRose Nethercott
"Real magic, real delight, doled out generously in the shape of wistful, ferocious, this-world-but-better stories."
Sword Catcher (2023)
(Chronicles of Castellane, book 1)
Cassandra Clare
"A sumptuous feast of a book, vivid and delicious and heady. Cassandra Clare's trademark skills are on full display here: epic worlds, wrenching romances, heart-slamming plot twists, Dickensian characters. I can't wait to visit Castellane again."
The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch (2023)
Melinda Taub
"What a delicious book this is - like Lydia, it's headlong, a little wicked, and irrepressibly fun. And if that weren't enough, it gave me an entirely new lens through which to appreciate Jane Austen's Bennet family. Melinda Taub writes with a forensic wit and understanding of the desire to be loved and understood, even when those two things stand in seeming opposition. And like Georgette Heyer at her best, or, indeed, Austen, she has the alchemist's touch which turns this exploration into something delightful."

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Anthologies containing stories by Kelly Link
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022 (2022)
(Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, book 8)
edited by
Rebecca Roanhorse
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2020 (2020)
(Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, book 12)
edited by
Rich Horton

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