This week we welcome the remarkable Kelly Link, celebrating her new collectionÂ Get In Trouble, her recent anthology with Gavin Grant, her career in general, and whatâ€™s coming up from Small Beer Press. Â We talk about the differences (if there are any) between adult and YA fiction, genre and mainstream, the possibility of a new novel, and what we did or didnâ€™t read in school.
In addition to discussing Kellyâ€™s own fiction and her rapidly growing reputation betweenÂ Stranger Things HappenÂ andÂ Get in Trouble, we touch upon other books and authors from T.H. Whiteâ€™sÂ The Once and Future Kingto Peter Straubâ€™s â€œHunger: An Introduction,â€ from Ray Bradbury to Shirley Jackson. Â And Kelly, who loves ghost stories, raises the very good question of why we return to the same stories again and again, even long after we know whatâ€™s going to happen. Â Listen, and see if any of us come up with a good answer for that.