Kelly Link and other writers of the fantastic and familiar were recently featured in Wall Street Journal's book section.
Don't get me wrong, Link is an incredible writer and editor. I just never thought she'd get "discovered" by mainstream readers.
I always thought Link would be one of those writers and editors who would be critically acclaimed, win a bunch of awards, influence the genre, and no one outside the speculative fiction genre would know who she was.
Here's the link, go read it. There's some good writers and books in that story I'll wait.
I remember being blown away by Link's 2005 novella "Magic for Beginners," which is about a teen who watches a mysterious television program called "The Library," and knowing I would never see a telephone booth or a TV the same way again.