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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. I also write a regular 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 Spring 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 girlfriend Annie and our rescue dog Rosie, read ghost stories, drink coffee, make things for my flat, listen to riot grrrl, & wish I was closer to the sea.

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

I'm spending most of August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the biggest book festival in the world!

"No doubt about it, Kirsty Logan has exploded onto the Scottish literary scene and she’s heading for international acclaim. Today she presents her scintillating short story collection of modern myths and fairytales, The Rental Heart. Brilliant Galloway-born writer Sara Maitland has already won the Somerset Maugham Award. Her new collection, Moss Witch, bravely fuses scientific theories and folklore – with magical results."

Thu 21 Aug, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh 

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.

For Books’ Sake

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.