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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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The Gracekeepers: From First Draft to Finished Book

1st Dec 2020 in News

Happy end of NaNoWriMo! Congratulations to everyone who finished, everyone who thought about starting, and everyone who landed somewhere in between. I’ve finished NaNo six times, and I’ve loved it every time – and the most important thing I learned from it was that, for me, a finished NaNovel is absolutely nothing like a finished novel. It’s not even like a finished first draft. The time will come for you to edit, rewrite and polish. Right now it might seem…

July/August 2020 Reads

31st Aug 2020 in Books, News

It’s a short, sweet list this time, friends: My Darling From the Lions, Rachel Long – Delicious, brutal, beautiful poems. I always struggle to review poetry because my thoughts basically boil down to “don’t like this/don’t get this” or “really like this”. Anyway I really like this. One of my best of the year. Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia – This book is mood: atmosphere, texture, colour, smell. It’s so vivid I feel like I lived in it. It’s more than…

May/June 2020 Reads

30th Jun 2020 in Books, News

Well, friends, we’ve passed Day 100 of Coronavirus quarantine, and it seems I’ve spent all 100 of those days escaping into fictional worlds. I’ve read over 50 books in the past two months: a mix of queer romance, short horror, and how-to-write books. I can’t really explain why those are the genres that are calling to me, except that maybe the world feels full of horror right now, but also full of love. I want to confront horror and lose…

March/April 2020 Reads

1st May 2020 in Books, News

Well, friends, it’s been a month. In the last post I said I’d read a lot – over 50 books – and that’s the case for March and April too, where I read 45 books. For January and February, this high number was due to a lot of travelling, and of course now it’s because of the exact opposite! I’ve been doing a lot of comfort reading, and I’m also finding it hard to concentrate. So one thing that links…

January/February 2020 Reads

1st Mar 2020 in Books, News

I’ve read a lot of books so far this year – over 50, mostly due to travelling, being stuck in bed with a cold, and finishing up a lot of books I’d half-read last year. However, this list is a little shorter than usual, with only eight books I want to mention. Perhaps reading so much really highlighted the exceptional ones – or maybe it’s that I read too much, too fast, and the usual grammar of fiction began to…

Best Books of 2019

2nd Jan 2020 in Books, News

What a year of reading! I’ve read some truly excellent, immersive, strange fiction. Some sexy, witchy, chant-worthy poetry. Some challenging and confronting non-fiction. Some unexpected and beautiful graphic novels. It’s been a great year of reading, and I can’t wait to see what fantastical worlds and delicious prose 2020 brings! In total I read 237 books in 2019. Compared to last year, I read about the same amount of short story collections (31), poetry collections/pamphlets (12), graphic novels (23) and…