Erin Entrada Kelly


Erin Entrada Kelly is the author of Blackbird Fly, The Land of Forgotten Girls, and Hello, Universe.

The Land of Forgotten Girls, released in March 2016, earned three starred reviews and was named one of the Best Multicultural Books of the Year by Booklist. Her debut novel, Blackbird Fly, earned an Asian/Pacific American Honor Award for Literature, an ALA Notable Children’s Book Award, the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Award, and was nominated for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Blackbird Fly was also named one of the best books of 2015 by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and the Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature. Erin has also published more than 30 short stores worldwide. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award and the Pushcart Prize. Her third novel, Hello, Universe, will be released in 2017.

Erin received her MFA from Rosemont College and teaches creative writing in Wallingford, Pa. She was raised in Louisiana, but now lives near Philadelphia.

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