IN THE PRESS
“Kelly’s mesmerizing reimagining shines a light on the kind of love that burns strong even after death.”
“Splendid… a richly lyrical novel.”
“A superb introduction to a poet we’ll be hearing a lot from.”
BEST AMERICAN POETRY
[When the Men Go Off to War]
“Vibrates with plot-driven energy, unforgettable characters and unpredictable twists.”
“A richly lyrical novel... that feels as magical as one of Harry's own illusions.”
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Victoria Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University. A U.S. Mitchell Scholar, she received her M.Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
She is the author of Homefront (Engine Books 2021), Mrs. Houdini (Simon & Schuster/Atria Book 2016), When the Men Go Off to War (Naval Institute Press 2015), and Prayers of an American Wife (Autumn House Press 2012).
Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review and numerous other journals and anthologies. Her novel Mrs. Houdini was a People Magazine Best New Book, a USA Today New and Noteworthy Book, a Jeopardy Pick and a Publishers Weekly Starred Debut.
She lives in the DC area with her two young daughters.
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