Carol Farrelly is a fiction writer, living in Scotland.

She’s currently working on a first novel and a short-story collection. She was shortlisted for this year’s Society of Authors’ ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award and Alpine Fellowship. In 2018, her novel was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. She was awarded a place on the 2015 Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme and worked with writer Ross Raisin. She’s also been awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, and the Sceptre Prize.

Her short stories have been widely published in journals, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. ‘The Telephone Man’ won the international Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize. She’s currently shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Fish Prize, Asham Award, and the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award.

She holds a DPhil on Thomas Hardy’s fiction, focusing on censorship and constructions of readership. She lived for a dreamy while in Italy and she’s in love with all things Venetian.