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.


The Darker Side of Fairytales
Thursday 22 February, 7pm, FREE
Dumbarton Library, Glasgow

Fairy tales are pretty stories with happy endings meant for children, right? Well, not these ones! Perhaps we’re more familiar with the tame storybook versions, but fairy tales were originally shared between adults, and are crammed full of blood, violence, sex, mystery and betrayal. Join award-winning novelist and short story writer Kirsty Logan for an exploration of the darker side of the tales we think we know.

‘Writing the Magical’ Masterclass
Wednesday 21 March, 5.30pm, £15
Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Join novelist and short story writer Kirsty Logan for a masterclass that looks at writing fiction with a magical/fairy tale slant.

More details and tickets here. 

Louise Welsh, Ever Dundas & Kirsty Logan
Wednesday 21 March, 7.45pm, £9
Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Three novelists who are particularly adept a transporting the reader to magical and sometimes frightening worlds come together for what promises to be a wonderful story-telling session. Louise Welsh has recently completed her Plague Times Trilogy with the heart-breaking and evocative No Dominion. Ever Dundas won the Saltire First Book of the Year for Goblin, a beautifully written fable set between WW2 and the present day. Kirsty Logan’s The Gloaming is a gorgeous tale of love and grief, and the gap between fairy tales and real life.

More details and tickets here. 

Lord Fox
Thursday 31 May, 7pm, £12/£10
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

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.

More details and tickets here.