Author details

Carol Mckay


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 author

Carol 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.


Local authority where they are based

South Lanarkshire

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type

Poet, Writer