Hello! I'm Kirsty Logan, a writer of fiction and journalism. My books are The Gracekeepers and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

I am a writer, book reviewer, and writing mentor for WoMentoring and the Scottish Book Trust. I also write a column on the X-Files for The Female Gaze.

My short fiction and poetry has been published in print and online, recorded for radio and podcasts, and exhibited in galleries.

My debut novel, The Gracekeepers, is out now! It's about a circus boat in a flooded world, and you can read more about it here.

I'm 31 and live in Glasgow, where I mostly hang out with my fiancée Annie and our rescue dog Rosie, read ghost stories, drink coffee, crochet things, listen to riot grrrl, & dream of the sea.


New story collection

My third book, A Portable Shelter, is a collection of linked stories about loss, identity and the purpose of stories, inspired by Scottish folktales. It’s hardback, linen-bound, with custom woodblock illustrations, limited to 1,000 copies – and 800 were pre-ordered! If you want one, be quick (it's almost sold out).

Order here.

Polari First Book Prize

I'm so honoured and excited that The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales has won the 2015 Polari First Book Prize! The other shortlisted books – Julie Bindel's Straight Expectations, Al Brookes's The Gift of Looking Closely, La JohnJoseph's Everything Must Go, David Tait's Self-portrait with The Happiness, and Susan Wilkins's The Informant – are all worth a read if you want to read more LGBT books.

Read more 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.