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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.


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 cover half the cost of my visit. 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:

Invisible People: Fairies & Folklore in Art and Writing

Date: Thursday 22nd August, 2019

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Location: Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh

Price: FREE

This event is sure to be pure magic. Marina Warner (Forms of Enchantment and Once Upon a Time: a Short History of Fairy Tale) and Kirsty Logan (The Gloaming and The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales) have both dedicated their writing careers to exploring fairytale and myth in their fiction and nonfiction.

What happens when these two brilliant writers about an intrinsic part of our culture come together to talk about the phenomenon of fairies as explored in literature, art and anthropology? You’ll have to come along and find out.

Chaired by writer Heather Parry.

Penguin Pride Manchester

Date: Wednesday 28th August, 2019

Time: 7.30pm-10pm

Location: HOME, Manchester

Price: £10/£8

Turn up the volume on queer voices with Penguin Pride, a night of awe-inspiring writers, poets and activists, taking over HOME for the first time.

In the year of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – a watershed moment for the LGBT rights movement – we’ll be celebrating and reflecting, looking back at how far we’ve come since the summer of 1969, where we are now, and looking forward to voices of the future.

The line up includes:

Toby Campion (MC)
Multi-award-winning poet and playwright Toby Campion has had work featured on BBC Radio 4, E4 and BBC1′ Sunday Politics. Toby is also Director of UniSlam, Resident Artist at the Roundhouse and one of the first resident poets of the River Thames.

Andrew McMillan
Andrew McMillan is an award-winning Yorkshire poet. His new collection Playtime explores the different ways we grow into our sexual selves and our adult identities.

Paul Flynn
Paul Flynn is an acclaimed arts journalist and columnist for Attitude magazine. His book Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride has been praised as ‘one of the most important books about gay culture in recent times’.

Emma Morgan
Liverpool-based writer Emma Morgan’s debut novel A Love Story for Bewildered Girls has been described as ‘a story about women rescuing themselves and each other’.

Kirsty Logan
Kirsty Logan is a Glasgow-based author whose books include The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers and A Portable Shelter. Her short story collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales was awarded the Polari First Book Prize and featured twenty tales of lust and loss, lascivious queens, paper men and island circuses. She’s also co-host of 90s teen horror podcast Teenage Scream.

roo is an LGBTQ+ writer from Yorkshire, whose debut novel is told by a non-binary protagonist. Moving between tragedy and comedy, it explores themes of losing and finding family, life outside the gender binary and how to make the best of being a flawed human in an uncertain world.

Audible Live: Hag

Date: Friday 30th August, 2019

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: Phonica Records, 51 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7ND

Price: FREE

The UK’s first Unnatural History Museum

Audible is excited to announce the launch of a unique interactive exhibition, which brings to life eight, brand new short stories from award-winning authors and Sunday Times best-sellers.

Audible Live: Hag is a brand new exhibition featuring a mix of art installations, sound-rich listening experiences and interactive displays all designed to showcase Hag – an Audible Original short story collection which reframes obscure British folk tales as modern-day feminist fables.

Showcasing historical manuscripts, photographs and ancient objects in a strikingly contemporary setting, Audible Live: Hag explores otherness, identity, faith, religion, gender and trauma. Hosted at The Vinyl Factory, Soho, each meticulously designed space provides visitors with an immersive, Instagram-ready experience which brings these eight short stories to life in a live environment.

Liv Little (gal-dem founder and Editor), Daisy Johnson (Sunday Times best-seller, youngest ever nominee of the Man Booker Prize), Eimear McBride (Bailey’s Women’s Prize For Fiction-winner, Goldsmiths Prize-winner), Kirsty Logan (Lamda Literary Award-winner), Naomi Booth (Sunday Times Short Story Award-nominee), Emma Glass (International Dylan Thomas Prize-nominee), Natasha Carthew (Carnegie Award-nominee) and Mahsuda Snaith (Bristol Short Story Prize-winner) are the authors who have reimagined and reinvented unknown British myths as original short stories only available in audio. Curated by Professor Carolyne Larrington, a specialist in Old Norse legends and British fairy tales at St John’s College, Oxford, each story is inspired by a folk tale sourced from illuminated manuscripts from around the UK and Ireland. Just as the Brothers Grimm codified Germany’s rural folk lore, Hag catalogues the early myths and legends that have shaped the UK’s storytelling heritage, modernizing these forgotten fables with new queer, feminist, working-class and diverse perspectives.

This August, immerse yourself in the past, present & future of folklore in the heart of London at Audible Live: Hag.