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.


For information on booking me for author visits, talks and workshops at your library, school, college, university, writers’ workshop, or other group, please see my events booking page.

International Women’s Day

Wednesday 8 March, 7.30pm, £4
The Glad Cafe, Glasgow

Our host for the evening will be the wonderful Sara Shaarawi who will also perform a monologue she has prepared for the evening. We’ll have spoken word from Scottish writer Kirsty Logan and live music from Aisling Quinn. We’re also VERY EXCITED to have Julia Taudevin performing an excerpt of her show ‘Blow Off’ with music by Kim Moore, Susan Bear and Beldina Odenyo.
Snacks will be provided at the interval from the amazing Ranjit’s Kitchen!

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BBC Free Thinking Festival

Saturday 18 March, 10.15am, FREE
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

Acclaimed American short story writer George Saunders compares notes on the art of fiction long and short with Paul McVeigh, Jenn Ashworth and Kirsty Logan, who’ve been commissioned by New Writing North and the WordFactory to write Flash Fiction on the Festival theme of The Speed of Life.

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Sunday 26 March, 6pm, 3€
Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelona

Marina Espasa, writer and literary critic, and since 2016, director of the UNESCO Barcelona City of Literature Office, will conduct a conversation between two writers, Kirsty Logan from Scotland and Sophie Divry from France, on writing, feminisms, female characters, readers, and possible and impossible worlds. Kirsty Logan is the author of short stories and of the novel The Gracekeepers, a futuristic dystopia that investigates the possibilities of living in an almost unliveable aquatic world. Sophie Divry has published four very different novels, featuring heroines who are not resigned to leading a mundane life.

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The Djinn Falls in Love

Friday 21 April, 6pm, FREE
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

A conversation with Kirsty Logan and Jared Shuran, editor of The Djinn Falls in Love.

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Open the Door: Words with Women Writers

Saturday 13 May, 6pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow

Open the Door’s evening programme will be a Herland special. This sisterly, salon cum cabaret will be an unmissable literary gathering combining cocktails, mocktails and a raft of women writers opening the door to their secret inspirations, sharing surprising sources and the art and cultural gems that have influenced their work from movie clips to musical heroines. This most welcoming of writerly events will be a crucible of inspiring ideas to satisfy the appetites of readers and authors of all stripes, fuel ambitions, cultivate new literary friendships and stimulate creative thinking for the year ahead.

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