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Join us on Thursday, August 6 at 6PM Central as we host Kathleen Jennings in conversation with Kelly Link about Jennings’ new book, Flyaway. This should be a delightful conversation about fairy tales, fantasy, and Gothic literature.
A beguiling story set in western Queensland that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose search for the truth about her family throws her into tales of eerie dogs, vanished schools, and cursed monsters.
“In spellbinding, lyrical prose Jennings lulls readers into this rich, dreamlike world. Lovers of contemporary fairy tales and magical realism will find this a masterful work.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
“Jennings’s debut novella is pure, poetic Australian gothic, filled with haunting emotions, fairy-tale action, and sharp prose.” —Library Journal, starred review
ABOUT KATHLEEN JENNINGS
Kathleen Jennings is the author of Flyaway, her debut. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Eleven Eleven Literary Journal, and in anthologies from Candlewick Press, FableCroft Publishing and Ticonderoga Publications, among others. She won a Ditmar Award for Best Short Story (“A Hedge of Yellow Roses”). She is also an illustrator: her art has appeared on the cover of many books (including two for Tor.com), and has been nominated three times for the World Fantasy Awards and has won a number of Ditmars. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.
ABOUT KELLY LINK
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Link currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.