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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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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…

Best Books of 2018

31st Dec 2018 in Books, News

This year I read 258 books – and for the first time in my entire life, I read more non-fiction than novels! The 258 books break down like this: 85 non-fiction, 63 novels/novellas, 41 YA/kids, 33 short story collections/anthologies, 26 graphic novels, 10 poetry collections. As always I have a slight female bias, with the authors 146 female and 103 male (the other 9 either genderqueer or I don’t know their gender, or multi-author anthologies). In no particular order, here…

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

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…