Thursday, 23 June 2011

Meet the Authors: Kirsty Logan

And today's featured author is...

Kirsty Logan

Brief Bio:
Kirsty Logan WriterKirsty Logan is 27 and lives in Glasgow. Her short fiction has been published in around 80 anthologies and literary magazines, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She has a semicolon tattooed on her toe. Her short story, Floating House in the Fleeting World, will be published in the Stories for Sendai anthology. Say "hello" at

What genres do you write?
Magical realism, suburban fantasy, queer erotica, and literary fiction with odd structures. 

What are you currently writing? Sum it up in 10 words or less.
Dark fairytale novel about mythical creatures on a Scottish island.

What do you do when you're not writing?
Read trashy horror novels, co-edit Fractured West magazine, and sing (very loudly and very badly) to Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush.

What is your ultimate goal as a writer?
To be described as 'the literary love-child of Angela Carter and Michelle Tea'.

How close are you to achieving this goal?
I have no idea! No-one's said it yet, but there's still time.

What is the single most important piece of advice you can give a fellow writer?
Don't write a story just because you feel you should get words on the page. It's only worth writing if it's so true that it hurts.


  1. Great short, snappy blog interview. I agree about writing a novel that you are passionate about. :O)

  2. Saw your interview. Short and snappy, Madeleine are great words for it. These days, "short and snappy" are about what I have time for! Nice work. The collection sounds fantastic!

  3. Love the is so true, and so few heed it.


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