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Kirsty Logan

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

Blog: Books

September/October 2018 Reads

30th Oct 2018 in Books

Ah, September. What a dream you were. I spent the whole month in a Scottish castle. There was a library and an orchard and wild deer. I wrote 45,000 words of a new novel and went for 6-mile walks every day. I’m going to be dreaming about it for a long time. October was a little more prosaic, as I had to catch up on all the emails and chores I missed in September. But I still had time to…

July/August 2018 Reads

30th Aug 2018 in Books

July and August were very different months, reading-wise. July was mostly holiday, where I spent the whole time in the pool on a mermaid float, drifting under the sun with my biggest sunglasses and a series of paperbacks. August was the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where I did this sold-out event with Imogen Hermes Gowar, as well as chairing five other events; that involved a lot of preparatory reading, chatting, and getting trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh (bonus reading time)….

May/June 2018 Reads

3rd Jul 2018 in Books, News

I’ve absolutely devoured books over the past two months – 47 of them, to be exact! Quite a few were non-fiction books as research for my next book, and a few more were Point Horror re-reads for my new podcast, Teenage Scream. Luckily I did have time to read some quality fiction and non-fiction among all that. And, just like last month, it’s an almost entirely female list! Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge…

March/April 2018 Reads

29th Apr 2018 in Books

It’s been a slightly slower reading month for me (due to several launch events for The Gloaming and writing the final few stories for my forthcoming horror collection, The Night Tender), but I’ve still read some absolute gems. Here are the ten best books I’ve read over the past two months – and by coincidence, it’s an all-female list, and almost entirely short stories… The Language of Thorns, Leigh Bardugo – I found Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy only so-so, but this…

Best Books of 2017

29th Dec 2017 in Books

This year I read 220 books. As you may be able to tell, I really, really (really) fucking like books. Here is a highly personal, not-very-scientifically-chosen list of my 50 favourites of 2017. Books out in 2017: Best Book That Actually Made Me Have to Put it Down For a Moment and Close My Eyes Because it Was So Perfect: I Am, I Am, I Am, Maggie O’Farrell Best Book I Loved So Much I Wanted to Eat It: A Pocketful of…

May/June/July/August Reads

30th Aug 2017 in Books

Goodbye, summer! I managed to wear my sunglasses and sandals at least twenty times, which for Scotland isn’t bad going. I also spent a glorious ten days in the south of England with my wife and our dog, swimming and eating and generally forgetting about the rest of the world – and reading, of course. After that I spent six weeks on a residency at Cove Park, a beautiful place with a loch and Highland cows and all the reading…