Kelly Link’s debut collection, Stranger Things Happen, was a Firecracker nominee, a Village Voice Favorite Book and a Salon Book of the Year — Salon called the collection “…an alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Stories from the collection have won the Nebula, the James Tiptree Jr., and the World Fantasy Awards.
Her second collection, Magic for Beginners, was chosen as one of the best books of the decade by Salon and The Onion. It was a Best of Book Sense pick and was selected for best of the year lists by Time Magazine, Salon, Boldtype, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Capitol Times. It is published in paperback by Harcourt.
Kelly has taught at Smith College, Columbia University, UMass Amherst, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Clarion, Clarion West, and Clarion South in Brisbane, Australia, and the Imagination Workshop at Cleveland State University, and has visited many schools and programs.
For five years, she, Gavin J. Grant and Ellen Datlow edited The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (St. Martin’s Press). She also edited the anthology Trampoline. With Gavin she edited Steampunk! An Anthology of Strange and Fascinating Stories.
Kelly lives with her family in Northampton, MA. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Kelly and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, publish a twice-yearly zine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet — as well as books — as Small Beer Press.
Interviews (newest first): One Story | Publishers Weekly | Boldtype (2008, disappeared) | Locus (2007, Order this issue: free shipping or free with a subscription) | Redivider (2006, print only)| Sybil’s Garage | Return of the Reluctant | Strange Horizons (2005) | Milk of Medusa | The Well | Salon.com | Beatrice.com | Locus (2002, order this issue: free shipping or free with subscription.)
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