Kelly Link

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Kelly Link's stories have won three Nebula awards, 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 around the world?' ('Because you can't go through it.')

Link taught at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, with the Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester of 2006. She also has taught or visited at a number of schools and workshops including Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Brookdale Community College, Brookdale, NJ; the Imagination Workshop at Cleveland State University; New England Institute of Art & Communications, Brookline, MA; Clarion East at Michigan State University; and Clarion West in Seattle, WA. She has also participated in The Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers.

Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and play ping-pong. In 1996 they started the occasional zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.

Her website is

Kelly Link books reviewed


  • Stranger Things Happen (2001)
  • Magic For Beginners (2005)
  • Pretty Monsters (2008)