Mary Louise Kelly

Mary Louise Kelly has written two novels, The Bullet and Anonymous Sources, and spent two decades traveling the world as a reporter for NPR and the BBC. As an NPR correspondent covering the intelligence beat and the Pentagon, she has reported on wars, terrorism, and rising nuclear powers. A Georgia native, Kelly was educated at Harvard and at Cambridge University in England. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their two children. Learn more at

Books by this Author

The Bullet
Anonymous Sources


Mary Louise Kelly discusses her latest novel, 'The Bullet'

Former NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly's latest novel concerns a woman who discovers a bullet at the base of her neck that's tied to her parents' murder from decades before.