Carol Farrelly is a fiction writer, living in Scotland.

She’s currently working on a first novel and a short-story collection. She is on the shortlist for this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2020, she was shortlisted for the 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 commissioned by BBC Radio 4. ‘The Telephone Man’ won the international Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Bristol Short Story Prize, Fish Prize, Asham Award, and the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award.

She has a DPhil on Thomas Hardy’s fiction. She lived for a dreamy while in Italy and is in love with Venice.