Winner of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2010. Scottish Arts Council Writer’s Bursary, 2002. Born and educated in Glasgow with a genetic inheritance that encompasses Mull, Shetland, Brechin, Girvan, Sligo, Strathaven and points in between. Experienced creative writing teacher and facilitator. I teach creative writing through The Open University.
About writer's work
Short fiction and poetry in Gutter, Chapman, Mslexia, Daily Telegraph, The Herald, Cencrastus, Northwords. Anthologised by Polygon (Birlinn) and Luath. In 2007-8 I collaborated with Eileen Munro on her poignant autobiography As I Lay Me Down to Sleep, published by Mainstream in August 2008. Now working on a novel set in France.
Websites featuring the authorCarol McKay's website |The Open University
Current events and projects
Creative writing teaching / facilitating – particularly interested in fiction, memoir and travel writing workshops. Also available to give readings of my own work and as a competition judge.