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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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Booked! Festival: Starting Your Novel

Want to write a novel – but don’t know where to start? Bring your ideas, inspirations and opening lines along, and find out where to go next. Beginners, intermediate and experienced writers all welcome.


GIFCON 2019

Date: Thursday 23rd May, 2019

Time: 10am-11am

Location: University of Glasgow

Price: FREE

At this year’s GIFCon (Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations), Kirsty Logan will be giving the creative keynote speech on the theme of Mapping the Mythosphere.

Horror Writing in Dunbar Old Jail

Date: Sunday 26th May, 2019

Time: 12:30pm-2pm

Location: Old Jail, Dunbar

Price: £10

Join novelist and short story writer Kirsty Logan for an atmospheric writing workshop in Dunbar’s old town jail. Kirsty will lead participants through a series of story games and experiments to help them write their own horror tales inspired by the spooky surroundings.

The Power of Podcasts at Bradford Lit Fest

Date: Saturday 29th June, 2019

Time: 11am-12.15pm

Location: Bradford City Hall

Price: £1-£7

Podcasts: it seems like everyone is either listening to one or making one. No matter what you’re into, there is a podcast to suit your interests and your lifestyle, and what’s more, as long as you have a microphone and the Internet, you can have a podcast of your own.

In this fascinating event, we bring together an expert panel to discuss how they have harnessed the power of the podcast. We will explore the origins of the format, ask whether podcasting has changed the way we write and consume stories, and predict what the future of podcasting might hold.

Chaired by Anna Fielding, join award-winning podcaster Raifa Rafiq, writer and editor Kirsty Logan, and host of Literary Friction Octavia Bright.

Fairy Tales Reimagined at Bradford Lit Fest

Date: Saturday 29th June, 2019

Time: 3.45pm-5pm

Location: Kala Sangam, Bradford

Price: £1-£7

Isn’t it about time that “happily ever after” got a forward-thinking makeover?

Now that we have no use for gender stereotypes involving helpless maidens and bland, heroic princes, fairy tales have progressed to take on more empowering and more inclusive storylines.

In her new collection, Fierce Fairytales: & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul, Nikita Gill rejuvenates tired tropes with princesses who save themselves and modern takes on well-known villains.

Gill will be in conversation with Kirsty Logan, whose forthcoming book of feminist, literary horror stories centres on fears of domesticity, childbearing, and violence, as well as Jen Campbell, author and host of the popular YouTube series, Fairy Tales with Jen.

Dead Women in Crime at Bradford Lit Fest

Date: Saturday 29th June, 2019

Time: 2pm-3.15pm

Location: Bradford City Hall Courtroom

Price: £1-£7

Crime fiction is littered with the bodies of women, victims of violence perpetrated almost entirely by men and often in their own homes. At the same time, more women than ever find themselves fascinated by the genre, with up to 68 per cent of readers thought to be female.

Why is it that violence against women continues to pervade crime fiction? And what is it about these stories that has women so hooked? This panel features novelist and academic Heidi James, author and true crime expert Linda Stratmann, and author and travel writer, Kia Abdullah in conversation with novelist Kirsty Logan.

Join them as they explore the history of violence against women in fiction and the strides being made towards decentring female brutality within the genre.