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Erin Entrada Kelly

Author's Bio

Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel is forthcoming in 2015 from HarperCollins’ Greenwillow Books. Kelly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership and Philippine American Writers and Artists. She has been nominated for several awards, including the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. She has been published in literary journals worldwide, including the Kyoto Journal, Philippines Free Press, Story Philippines and Keyhole. Kelly, a Filipina American, was raised in Lake Charles, La., where she graduated with a degree in liberal arts and women's studies from McNeese State University. Much of her work is set in the South. She now lives in greater Philadelphia and works as an editor for a professional publications group.

Publications and Prizes

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Every Day Fiction, Johnny America, Keyhole Magazine, Monkey Bicycle, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

Erin Entrada Kelly Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
THE UNDERNEATH (Kathi Appelt); NOTES FROM A LIAR AND HER DOG (Gennifer Choldenko); DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS (Cynthia Omolulu); THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER (Amy Tan); GIRL IN TRANSLATION (Jean Kwok); THE LIFEBOAT (Charlotte Rogan); LIFE OF PI (Yann Martel); LITTLE BEE (Chris Cleave); MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (Ransom Riggs); FLIPPIN: FILIPINOS ON AMERICA (Asian American Writers Workshop); WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Charlotte Bronte); JANE EYRE (Emily Bronte).

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Listing last updated: January 19, 2014

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer
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Identifies as:
Filipino American
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Born in:
Hays, KS
Raised in:
Lake Charles, LA
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