In Praise Of: Kelly Link
8th Apr 2016
This week sees the release of the brand new paperback edition of her latest short story collection, Get in Trouble, and it doesn’t disappoint.
With each story, Kelly Link takes us deep into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed universe. Strange, dark and wry, Get in Trouble stretches the boundaries of what fiction can do.
We are introduced to magical worlds profoundly steeped with the ordinary. Worlds that include imaginary boyfriends, hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers and iguanas.
It’s perhaps no surprise that Kelly Link has won three Nebulas, a Hugo and a World Fantasy Award. However, it’s not only the fantastical that ensures Kelly’s writing is a cut above the ordinary, but her brilliantly constructed sentences, her breathtaking eye for detail and sharp, meticulous characterisation.
Here are stories that explore what it feels like to be in love, to want to be in love, to be alone, to want to be alone, to be disappointed in people and to try again.
Kelly Link is the co-founder, along with her husband Gavin J. Grant, of the independent publishing company, Small Beer Press, which publishes fiction, zines and chapbooks and has been at the forefront of what some critics have named the ‘New Fabulism’ fiction that weaves the everyday with the fantastical.
Small Beer Press has won and been shortlisted for a whole host of awards and their books have published all over the world. They are also open for submissions.
To enter, email us with the subject line ‘I love Kelly Link,’ by midnight on Friday 15th April 2016, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more ways to enter. Good luck!