N.M.Kelby is the author of Murder at the Bad Girl’s Bar and Grill (Shaye Areheart Books, Crown), Whale Season (Shaye Areheart Books, Crown), In the Company of Angels (Theia/Hyperion), and Theater of the Stars (Theia/Hyperion). Named “Outstanding Southern Artist” by The Southern Arts Federation, her work has been translated into several languages and offered by The Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club. She is currently working on a story collection for Borealis Books and The Constant Art of Being a Writer: The Life, the Work & the Business of Fiction, a craft book for Writer’s Digest Books
Her short stories have appeared in many publications including One Story, Zoetrope ASE, and the audio magazine Verb. Her story “Jubilation, Florida” was selected for National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, and later recorded by actress Joanne Woodward for the NPR CD Travel Tales, and included in New Stories from the South: Best of 2006 (Algonquin Books).
Kelby is working on the film version of Whale Season along with Actor/Singer Dwight Yoakam.
She is the recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship in Literature, an NEA Inter-Arts grant, the Heekin Group Foundation’s James Fellowship for the Novel, both a Florida and Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in fiction, two Jerome Travel Study Grants, and a Jewish Arts Endowment Fellowship.