A reading with Zen Cho & discussion with Kelly Link

**Watch the recording here**

Saturday, May 15th @ 3:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm UK

Join Zen Cho (The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, Sorcerer to the Crown) live from the UK as she chats with Kelly Link (Get in Trouble) online for a reading and celebration of Cho's new novel, Black Water Sister, which will be published May 11th. 

Black Water Sister and Spirits Abroad  are available for preorder — and Zen is sending us signed bookplates all the way from the UK. 

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Zen Cho is the author of a short story collection and two historical fantasy novels, Sorcerer to the Crown and The True Queen. She is a winner of the Crawford, British Fantasy, and Hugo Awards, and a finalist for the Locus and Astounding Awards. Born and raised in Malaysia, she now lives in the United Kingdom.





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 is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and 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 and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. 


Event date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
86 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Black Water Sister Cover Image
By Zen Cho
ISBN: 9780425283431
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Published: Ace - May 11th, 2021

“Ghosts. Gods. Gangsters. Black Water Sister has it all…a wildly entertaining coming-of-age story for the twentysomething set, with a protagonist who is almost painfully relatable at times.”—Vulture

"A twisty, feminist, and enthralling page-turner."—BuzzFeed

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Spirits Abroad: Stories Cover Image
By Zen Cho
ISBN: 9781618731869
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Published: Small Beer Press - August 10th, 2021

Nineteen sparkling stories that weave between the lands of the living and the lands of the dead. Spirits Abroad is an expanded edition of Zen Cho's Crawford Award winning debut collection with nine added stories including Hugo Award winner "If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again." A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian.

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water Cover Image
By Zen Cho
ISBN: 9781250269256
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Published: Tordotcom - June 23rd, 2020

A 2021 Locus Award Finalist!

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist

A Book Riot Must-Read Fantasy of 2020

Amazon's Best of 2020 So Far

“Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu

The True Queen (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel #2) Cover Image
By Zen Cho
ISBN: 9780425283417
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Published: Ace - March 12th, 2019

In the follow-up to the "delightful" Regency fantasy novel (NPR.org) Sorcerer to the Crown, a young woman with no memories of her past finds herself embroiled in dangerous politics in England and the land of the fae.

Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel #1) Cover Image
By Zen Cho
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ISBN: 9780425283400
Published: Ace - July 12th, 2016

Magic and mayhem clash with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut.

Get in Trouble: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” (Michael Chabon) and “a national treasure” (Neil Gaiman).


Magic for Beginners: Stories Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780812986518
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving.

Pretty Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142416723
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Published: Speak - June 10th, 2010

The crossover literary sensation...now in paperback!

Stranger Things Happen: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781931520003
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Published: Small Beer Press - July 1st, 2001

"An alchemical mix of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer."--Salon.com (Best of the Year)

"A delightful collection."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"My favorite fantasy writer."--Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered