Praise for Kelly Link:
‘A new collection by Kelly Link – and once more, for a little while, the world is worth saving.’ Michael Chabon
‘These stories will come alive, put on zoot suits and wrestle you to the ground.’ Alice Sebold
‘Dazzling, funny, scary and sexy, but only when they’re not all of these at once. Kelly Link has strangeness, charm and spin to spare. Writers better than this don’t happen.’ Karen Joy Fowler
‘The exact best and strangiest and funniest short story writer on earth.’ Jonathan Lethem
‘The most impressive writer of her generation.’ Peter Straub
‘Her stories have the vibrancy, the buzzing resonance and the oddly insistent quality of dreams.’ New York Times
'Weird, funny, sad, scary, moving, hip, ingeniously executed and brilliantly written stuff.' Independent on Sunday
Best of the Decade: Salon, The A.V. Club
"If I had to pick the most powerfully original voice in fantasy today, it would be Kelly Link. Her stories begin in a world very much like our own, but then, following some mysterious alien geometry, they twist themselves into something fantastic and, frequently, horrific. You won’t come out the same person you went in."—Lev Grossman, The Week
"Highly original."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Dazzling."—Entertainment Weekly (grade: A, Editor’s Choice)
"Darkly playful."—Michael Chabon
Best of the Year: Time Magazine, Salon, Boldtype, PopMatters.
Kelly Link’s engaging and funny stories riff on haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits, zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, and cannons. Includes Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winners. A Best of the Year pick from TIME, Salon.com, and Book Sense. Illustrated by Shelley Jackson.
Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short fiction Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have won three Nebula, a Hugo, and a World Fantasy Award. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question “Why do you want to go through the world?” (”Because you can’t go through it.”)
Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they started the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.