Kelly @ Random

Wed 9 Oct 2013 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 9 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

So, the big news around here is that Kelly sold her next couple of books—and reprint rights to Magic for Beginners—to Noah Eaker at Random House. Yay!!

The first of the books is Get in Trouble*, Kelly’s first new collection of stories since Pretty Monsters (2008). Get in Trouble should be out in early 2015. It will be followed at some point by the second book, Novel As Yet Unwritten**.

Thanks as ever to Kelly’s fabby agent Renee Zuckerbrot of the Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency and to Kelly’s new foreign rights agent Taryn Fagerness who has already sold Get in Trouble to Francis Bickmore at Canongate Books—who did such a great job with Pretty Monsters.

Here is the proper and official announcement as reported in Publishers Marketplace:

Author of Magic for Beginners, which was a Time Best Book of the Year and on Best of the Decade lists from the Village Voice, Salon, and The Onion and Stranger Things Happen Kelly Link’s GET IN TROUBLE, another collection of short stories, and her first novel, to Noah Eaker at Random House, byRenee Zuckerbrot of Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency (NA).
Foreign rights: [email protected]

* Kelly assures me the cover design will not feature the word “Get” in tiny letters inside a huge “Trouble.” I say wait and see.

** Not final title.


9 Responses to “Kelly @ Random”

  1. Ben Parzybok on October 9th, 2013 3:47 pm

    Awesome. Congrats to Kelly! Can’t wait to get the books.

  2. ross&nic on October 9th, 2013 5:41 pm


    cake required.

    send extra over


  3. Steve Berman on October 10th, 2013 11:32 am

    Glad to see Holly convinced her about the novel.

  4. Zach Norton on November 11th, 2013 9:35 am

    I can’t wait to have another two books to give away to my friends. I wish I could remember the number of copies of “Magic for Beginners” and “Stranger Things Happen” that I’ve loaned to friends.

  5. Eric J on December 31st, 2013 10:48 pm

    I have to keep looking both ways before crossing the street until 2015??? @[email protected]

  6. Catherine Egan on February 18th, 2014 9:00 am

    Sometimes I google “When will Kelly Link have a new book out?” Hooray for an answer! I. Can’t. Wait. (I will, though. Impatiently.)

  7. Gavin on February 20th, 2014 1:13 am

    Yay! She just finished a story, too!

  8. JimO on May 15th, 2014 6:16 pm

    I have given out many “Kelly Link starter kits” which consist of a copy of Magic for Beginners plus a CD of podcasts of various stories (such as the Hortlak, the Girl Detective, etc.). Made many fans that way. Looking forward to this new book in 2015.

  9. Gavin on May 15th, 2014 9:27 pm

    Jim, that is so nice to hear, thank you!

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