ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 28, 2018
Hometown Tales: Glasgow
By (author) Kirsty Logan
Original tales by remarkable writersHometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction – they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home.In these pages on Glasgow, you’ll find two unique memoirs. ‘The Old Asylum in the Woods’ is an intimate, intensely moving account of growing up in the shadow of Woodilee Hospital by author of The Gracekeepers and The Gloaming, Kirsty Logan. ‘Glasgow Sang’ is a deeply personal journey on foot through the city, from Kelvin Way Bridge to George Square to the statue of La Pasionaria, by Paul McQuade.
Kirsty Logan is the author of the novels The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, the short story collections A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, and the flash fiction chapbook The Psychology of Animals Swallowed Alive. Her books have won the Lambda Literary Award, the Polari First Book Prize, the Saboteur Award, the Scott Prize and the Gavin Wallace Fellowship, and been selected for the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. Her short fiction and poetry has been translated into Japanese, Spanish and Italian, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. She lives in Glasgow with her wife.Paul McQuade is a writer and translator from Glasgow, Scotland. His work has most recently been published in Structo, Little Fiction, the anthology Out There, and has been shortlisted for The White Review and Bridport prizes. He is the recipient of the Sceptre Prize for New Writing and the Austrian Cultural Forum Prize.