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Hello! I'm Kirsty Logan, an award-winning, widely-published writer of short fiction and journalism. My first book, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales, is out now.

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 second book, The Gracekeepers, will be published in May 2015 by Harvill Secker in the UK, Hogarth in the US, and HarperCollins in Canada.

I'm 30 and live in Glasgow, where I mostly hang out with my fiancée Annie and our rescue dog Rosie, read ghost stories, drink coffee, do crafts, listen to riot grrrl, & wish I was closer to the sea.

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WriterStories

I did a video interview! I'm amazed that my face doesn't show the absolute terror that I (and I think, most writers) feel when faced with a camera. If you've got a spare 6 minutes, hear me talk fairytales, writerly obsessions, and novel sneak-peeks.

Watch the interview here.

The Rental Heart is Longlisted!

How exciting – The Rental Heart was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award! It's a great and varied list, so if you're looking to branch out and read more short stories, this is a great place to start.

I Should Be Writing

I started listening to I Should Be Writing back in 2007 because I needed something to distract me after getting my tonsils out, lying in the spare room in my dad's house, woozy on painkillers. I've been a loyal listener ever since. Fast forward 7 years, I'm a published writer, and I'm interviewed on the show! Mur and I talk writing advice, bus rides as story inspiration, and why I have to trick myself into writing.

Listen here.