Ava Kelly is a nonbinary speculative writer and engineer. Secretly a pile of cats in a trenchcoat, Ava’s goal is to bring into the world more tales of friendship and compassion, dedicated to trope subversion, stories that give the void a voice. Romanian living in Norway, Ava is an avid explorer of culture and its reflection upon life and creativity, both in art and in tech design. Among their works are the award-winning novel Havesskadi, the short story A Sudden Displacement of Matter part of the Lambda-nominated anthology Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventurers, and the illustrated dual language book of nonbinary fairy tales Alia Terra – Stories from the Dragon Realm.
Ava is a contributing author to the House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 3 with the short story “The Lightkeeper”; and to the House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 4 with the short story “From Within.”