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 have been pre-ordered! If you want one, be quick (it's almost sold out).

Pre-order here.

Radio 2 Book Club

Missed my interview on the Simon Mayo show for the Radio 2 Book Club? Not to worry – it's on iPlayer! Simon and I talked inspirations, beautiful cover art, and how a world could come to be flooded.

Listen again 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.