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

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50 words: Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two story collections, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, and a novel, The Gracekeepers. She lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog. She has tattooed toes.

100 words: Kirsty Logan is the author of short story collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (Salt, 2014), which was awarded the Polari First Book Prize and the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection, and debut novel The Gracekeepers (Harvill Secker, 2015), which won a Lambda Literary Award. Her most recent book, A Portable Shelter (ASLS, 2015), is a collection of linked short stories inspired by Scottish folktales and was published in a limited edition with custom woodblock illustrations. Kirsty also works as a book reviewer, writing teacher and editor.

200 words: Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. Her first story collection, The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales (Salt, 2014), won the Scott Prize, the Polari First Book Prize, and the Saboteur Award. Her first novel, The Gracekeepers (Harvill Secker, 2015), 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 most of its print run on pre-order. Her next novel, The Gloaming, is due to be published by Harvill Secker in 2018. She is currently working on a collection of short horror stories. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in print and online, translated into Japanese and Spanish, 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 Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and all over the UK. As well as writing fiction, Kirsty also reviews books and works as a writing mentor for the WoMentoring Project. She lives in Glasgow.