50 words: Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two novels, The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, and three story collections, Things We Say in the Dark, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. She lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog. She has tattooed toes.
100 words: Kirsty Logan’s latest book is Things We Say in the Dark; she is the author of three short story collections, two novels, a flash fiction chapbook, a short memoir, and collaborative work including ‘Lord Fox’, a live show of spoken word, song and harp music, and ‘The Knife-Thrower’s Wife’, an Angela Carter-inspired album. Her books have won the Lambda Literary Award, Polari Prize, Saboteur Award, Scott Prize and Gavin Wallace Fellowship. Her work has been optioned for TV, adapted for stage, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine.
200 words: Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. Her first story collection, The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, won the Scott Prize, the Polari First Book Prize, and the Saboteur Award. Her first novel, The Gracekeepers, won a Lambda Literary Award and was selected for the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. Her third book, A Portable Shelter, won the Gavin Wallace Fellowship and was published as a limited edition illustrated hardback which sold out on pre-order. Her latest book is Things We Say in the Dark, a collection of feminist horror stories recently optioned for TV. Her short fiction and poetry has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, adapted for stage, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. Kirsty has performed her work at festivals and events all over the world, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Malaysia, Spain, and all over the UK. As well as writing fiction, Kirsty also reviews books and works as a writing mentor. She is currently working on a new novel, a horror story set in the Arctic; a 10-episode series on ghosts for BBC Radio 4; and a musical collaboration. She lives in Glasgow.