Take Five interview: Glasgow author Kirsty Logan
The fairytale creator is due to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014
This article is from 2014.
Five words to describe your storytelling style
Quirky, vivid, lush, wild, magical.
Four authors who we should really know about, but probably don't (yet)
Emily Mackie. Elaine di Rollo. Dawn West. Caroline Bird.
Three themes you find yourself always coming back to
Fairy tales, the sea, and queer love.
Two things you need to have close by before writing can start
A cup of very strong coffee and my antique brass compass – I developed a weird superstition that it had to point north before I could start writing.
One reason we should buy your book.
It will show you the magical in the everyday.
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