Our annual Literary Debutante Ball celebrates One Story authors who are publishing their first books.
This year, we’re also honoring a past One Story author who has gone on to make a significant contribution to literature and the literary community. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni is Kelly Link, who published with One Story in 2005.
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Get in Trouble (a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction), Magic for Beginners, Stranger Things Happen, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have been published in Tin House, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In 2018, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She was born in Miami, Florida, and currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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