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Kirsty Logan

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.

Latest News

Kirsty Logan

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.


I am available for author visits, talks and workshops at your library, school, college, university, writers’ workshop, or other group. My standard rate is £175 for a 1-hour event, plus travel from Glasgow. I am a member of Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature database, where you can apply for funding to help cover the costs of author visits. For other types or lengths of event, please email me at

For events outside Scotland please contact my publicist, Anna Redman at Penguin Random House:

The Gloaming: St Andrews

Date: Thursday 26th April, 2018

Time: 8-9pm

Location: Topping & Company, St Andrews

Price: £6/£3 (or £12.99 including book)

Kirsty Logan is a Scottish writer of fiction and poetry, whose debut novel, The Gracekeepers was described in the Sunday Telegraph as ‘enchanting and heart-tugging’ , and won a Lambda Literary Award. Kirsty joins us to celebrate the release of her second novel, The Gloaming, which is set on the island where young Mara lives with her family. This is a story pitched between fairy tales and real-life, suffused with magic and grief, and woven together by an unreliable narrator and undeniably lyrical prose.

The Gloaming: London

Date: Tuesday 1st May, 2018

Time: 6.30pm-8pm

Location: Waterstones Gower Street, London

Price: £8/£6 (or £15 including book)

Praised for her captivating, wildly imaginative writing and likened to Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson and Margaret Atwood, Kirsty Logan is the prize-winning author of short story collections The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales and A Portable Shelter, and critically acclaimed novel, The Gracekeepers. On May 1st she will be speaking to Jen Campbell, writer, poet and author of The Beginning of the World in Middle of the Night about her new novel, The Gloaming – a bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief and the dangerous magic that draws us home.

Drinks will be served from 6pm.


The Gloaming: Bath

Date: Monday 7th May, 2018

Time: 7pm-8pm

Location: Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, Bath

Price: £5/£4.17

.. And three makes a hat-trick! Yet another of our favourite writers will be visiting Mr B’s bibliotherapy room this Spring.

With her lyrical, magical prose, Kirsty Logan reigns supreme on both of Emma and Amy’s top author lists. Her 2015 debut novel The Gracekeepers – an eerie, beautifully-described story about hope at the end of the world, complete with a floating circus – earned her her first invitation to a Mr B’s event. Now, we’re thrilled to welcome Kirsty back to Bath to introduce her fairy tale-inspired prequel to The Gracekeepers.

Set in the same watery world as her debut, The Gloaming introduces us to Mara, a haunted young woman living on a dark enchanted island. Mara knows her fate is sealed. She will end her days atop a cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon, like all the villagers before her. But with the arrival of newcomer Pearl, Mara sees her destiny shift. Suddenly the future seems different from anything she could ever have imagined. The Gloaming is rich with folklore and mythology, written in effortless, graceful prose, and we are thrilled to be able to introduce you to its talented young author.

Ticket includes a glass of wine, author interview and book signing and 15% off all books on the night.

Lord Fox

Date: Thursday 31st May, 2018

Time: 7pm

Location: Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Price: £12/£10

From songmaker Kirsty Law, author Kirsty Logan and contemporary harpist Esther Swift comes a dark and transporting new performance, Lord Fox. Inspired by the traditional tale of seduction, curiosity, violence and revenge, this show is a contemporary reimagining which combines storytelling, original song and contemporary composition. Join us on a dark journey that will leave you questioning the stories we are told.