Hello! I'm Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

I am a fiction writer, book reviewer, and writing mentor for WoMentoring. I also volunteer at Oxfam Books. Basically my life is all books, all the time.

My short fiction and poetry has been published in print and online, translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. I've collaborated with musicians, graffiti artists, sound artists, and photographers. I regularly perform at events and festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

My fourth book, The Gloaming, will be published by Harvill Secker in May 2018. It's a queer mermaid love story set on a remote island that slowly turns its inhabitants to stone. I'm currently writing a collection of horror stories called The Night Tender.

I'm 33 and live in Glasgow, where I mostly hang out with my wife Annie and our rescue dog Rosie, read books, drink coffee, listen to true crime podcasts, and dream of the sea.


New story collection

My third book, A Portable Shelter, is now out in paperback! It's a collection of linked stories about loss, identity and the purpose of stories, inspired by Scottish folktales. It's available wherever books are sold, and you can read two stories from it for free online:

Read 'Ex-' at The Butter
Read 'The Elephant Dance' at Ambit

New Flash Fiction

I have a brand new flash fiction, 'My Body Cannot Forget Your Body', in the next issue of Banshee. It's a strange story about the fear of pregnancy, and it's from the book I'm currently writing, a collection of short horror stories.

Pre-order Banshee #5 here. 

Scottish folktales

For the Penguin Random House blog, I retold three of my favourite Scottish folktales about living beneath the sea. Love selkies? Fancy reading more about selkies? Or just want to know what on earth selkies are? Well, these stories are for you.

Read the stories here.