Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kelly Link Interview

What a day yesterday. Cubs lost, felt sad. Read at Broken English, felt happy. Came home and found out that Kelly Link had agreed to an interview with us for the upcoming issue, felt absolutely scrumtrilescent.

If you've been paying attention, readers, you may have already noticed Kelly Link's name popping up in this blog before: here and here, for example. She's the author of a new collection of short stories for young adults, Pretty Monsters, as well as two previous short story collections, Stranger Things Happen (a Salon Book of the Year and Village Voice favorite) and Magic for Beginners (winner of the 2006 Locus for Best Short Story Collection). Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories. They've won the World Fantasy award, the James Tiptree, Jr. award, a Hugo, and three Nebulas. Salon described her writing as "an alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Michael Chabon said her books were evidence the world was worth saving. Neil Gaiman offered up the suggestion she be protected at all times by a cadre of marines.

In her spare time, Kelly co-edits Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, edited an original anthology, Trampoline, and co-founded Small Beer Press.

Go here to watch her appearance with Karen Joy Fowler in the Authors@Google series. Check out The Boston Phoenix's just published profile of Kelly here. And also, you know, read her stories if you haven't before. Many of them are online, and so are you. Get to work.

1 comment:

bookchronicle said...

Ee! I love Kelly Link and will look forward to reading the interview.