Winner of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2010 and of the Booktown Writers' Short Story Competition 2012. Scottish Arts Council Writer’s Bursary, 2002. From Drumchapel, Glasgow, of Scots and Irish descent. Experienced creative writing teacher and facilitator. I teach creative writing through The Open University.
About writer's work
My short fiction tackles contemporary issues, e.g. isolation, abortion, alcoholism. It's been described as 'hallucinatory urban realism' (Suhayl Saadi). My short fiction and poetry have appeared in Gutter, Mslexia, From Glasgow to Saturn, Istanbul Review, Daily Telegraph, The Herald, Chapman, Cencrastus, Northwords. Anthologised by Polygon (Birlinn) and Luath. My current project is a crime novel set in northern Scotland.
Websites featuring the authorCarol McKay's website Weegie Wednesday
Current events and projects
Creative writing teaching and facilitating – particularly interested in fiction, memoir and travel writing workshops. Also available to give readings of my own work and as a competition judge.
I'm interested in cross-artform collaborations, and have had poems featured in three exhibitions: 1) Atlantic Crossings (paired with Andrea Piller, ceramic artist in Ontario); 2) Children's Winters Exhibition 2015/6 at Edinburgh's Museum of Childhood; 3) Moira Buchanan's 'All Washed Up' exhibition at Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine Dec 2016 - Jan 2017.