Take Five interview: Glasgow author Kirsty Logan

This article is from 2014

TAKE FIVE with Glasgow author Kirsty Logan

The fairytale creator is due to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 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.

Charlotte Square Gardens, 0845 373 5888, 21 Aug, 2pm, £7 (£5).

Kirsty Logan & Sara Maitland

No doubt about it, Kirsty Logan has exploded onto the Scottish literary scene and she’s heading for international acclaim. Today she presents her scintillating short story collection of modern myths and fairytales, The Rental Heart. Brilliant Galloway-born writer Sara Maitland has already won the Somerset Maugham Award.