Best of Boston

2017 Best Author

Kelly Link

Link’s fiction may be teeming with the inexplicable—polite zombies, world-swallowing purses—but it’s no mystery why the work of this Pulitzer-nominated Northampton author was chosen for the Boston Book Festival’s “One City, One Story” campaign last year. Razor-sharp, her take on magical realism is packed with local flavor. Who else would start an urban fairy tale in the Garment District’s $1-a-pound pile?