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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. My next book, Things We Say in the Dark, is out Halloween 2019.

Latest News

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. My next book, Things We Say in the Dark, is out Halloween 2019.

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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…

October/November 2019 Reads

8th Dec 2019 in Books, News

This Autumn has been a real mish-mash of reading, with plenty of surprising and excellent books. I’ve fallen in love with glorious-prosed children’s books, sceptical non-fiction, queer graphic novels, tarot-inspired poetry and some very, very dark novels. Read on for the 11 best books I’ve read recently: Fire, Bed and Bone, Henrietta Branford –This is one of the most beautifully-written books I’ve ever read. As it’s aimed at children it’s brief in terms of page count, but the depth of…

July/August/September 2019 Reads

30th Sep 2019 in Books, News

It’s a bumper post of best books – not just the past two months, but the past three. And I tell you, I’ve read a LOT these past few months, and it wasn’t easy to pick the best. But I’ve tried to narrow it down, and by total coincidence we have another all-female line-up! (To be fair, two of the books are by male/female writing teams.) Read on for the 16 best books I’ve read recently: Take It Back, Kia…

May/June 2019 Reads

3rd Jul 2019 in Books, News

Hello, summer! We’ve had some lovely sunny weather in Scotland (that’s it over now, winter is back, get your coats out) so I’ve been spending many a happy afternoon immersed in a book. I read 32 books in May and June, and it was a real mix: fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, kids’ books; debuts, classics and collections of an author’s best. Here is my lucky 13 of the best books I read: The Night Visitors, Jenn Ashworth & Richard V….

March/April 2019 Reads

30th Apr 2019 in Books, News

Hello, Spring! There’s been a heatwave in Scotland, and sunny days mean sitting out in Mama Logan’s garden with a flat white or a G&T (depending on whether it’s before or after 5pm) and getting lost in a book. I read 35 books in March and April, and it was a great though unplanned mix of non-fiction, novellas and crime fiction. Here are the top ten: Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – WOW. Just wow. This book is a punch…

January/February 2019 Reads

3rd Mar 2019 in Books, News

Hello, 2019! I hit the ground running with books, books books (and how’s my own book going? The novel I’m meant to be writing? Uh… let’s not talk about that). I hit the ground running with my reading this year, and have finished 48 books so far. Although, to be fair, this includes 7 Point Horror books I read for the teen horror podcast I co-host, Teenage Scream. So far this year I’ve mostly been reading fiction, though I did…