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Contact Info

Contact Info

Biography

Kelly Barnhill won the Newbery Medal in 2017 for her middle-grade fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, which is currently on the New York Times bestseller list. Other books include The Witch’s Boy, Iron-Hearted Violet, The Mostly True Story of Jack, and the novella The Unlicensed Magician. Her next novel, The Sugar House, will be published in 2018. 

Her novels have won the Parents Choice Gold Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Charlotte Huck Honor, and the Texas Library Association Bluebonnet Award. They have been selected for numerous Best lists and received multiple starred reviews. Other awards include a McKnight Artist’s Fellowship in Children’s Literature and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Kelly also writes short stories, essays, and poetry for adults. She has taught arts education in the Minneapolis schools through the COMPAS program. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three children. www.kellybarnhill.wordpress.com

Publications

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Algonquin Young Readers

Iron Hearted Violet

Little Brown

The Unlicensed Magician
PS Publishing

The Witch’s Boy
Algonquin Young Readers

The Mostly True Story of Jack
Little Brown