July 1, 2014: New edition!
Random House has just re-released Magic for Beginners with a newly designed cover and an added conversation between Joe Hill and Kelly Link.
Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated.
Kelly’s new collection, Get in Trouble, will be published February 10, 2015.
Kelly provided an afterword to a previously unpublished Shirley Jackson story in the new issue of Tin House.
Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Odyssey Bookshop “Monster launch Party” w. cocktails and decorations
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075 – 413-534-7307
Attendees: Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Alice Sola Kim, Joshua Lewis, Greg Purcell
Publication day for Monstrous Affections
Edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 – (617) 566-6660
Attendees: Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, M. T. Anderson, Sarah Rees Brennan
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012 – (212) 274-1160
Attendees: Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Alice Sola Kim, Joshua Lewis, Greg Purcell, Kathleen Jennings, Sarah Rees Brennan
December 4th, 4 p.m.
My True Love Gave To Me group reading
Barnes & Noble, Tribeca, NYC
More events here.
Kelly has new stories forthcoming this autumn and winter in Monstrous Affections, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, and My True Love Gave To Me.
“Two Houses” in Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury
Reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s new anthology Hauntings.
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories is out in paperback. [Excerpts &c.]
Stranger Things Happen
Hardcover, signed limited edition illustrated by Kathleen Jennings.
Accompanied by a 2-story hardcover chapbook.
Published by Subterranean Press.
Personalized copies available here.
Stone Animals chapbook
Letterpress chapbook edition of “Stone Animals” from Madras Press illustrated by Lisa Brown, Lilli Carré, Anthony Doerr, Lev Grossman, Daniel Handler, Paul Hornschemeier, Ursula K. Le Guin, Laura Miller, Audrey Niffenegger, Tao Nyeu, Arthur Phillips, and Lane Smith.
“A unique brew of pirates and wizards, undead babysitters and duelling librarians, Kelly Link’s new short-story collection is dark, sexy and hilarious.”
—The New Statesman
“These stories are fantastic, in both the literal and colloquial sense of the term, and though written for young adults, are every bit as evocative for adult readers.”
Interviews & profiles
The Listener (New Zealand, Feb. 2012)