Kelsey Ronan grew up in Flint, Michigan. Her writing has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, Utne Reader, Kenyon ReviewBelt Magazine, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Her essay on the Flint Water Crisis, "Blood and Water," was honored as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2017, and she was the winner of New Ohio Review's 2018 Nonfiction Contest, judged by Roxane Gay. Former writer-in-residence of the Hub City Writers Project, she lives in Detroit. 

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Kelsey is represented by Chris Bucci at Cooke McDermid Literary Management.