Carol Farrelly is a fiction writer from Scotland. She is the 2021 regional winner (Canada & Europe) of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Her short stories have appeared in journals such as Granta, The Irish Times, Stand, New Writing Scotland, Aesthetica and Lampeter Review, among others. Her stories have been commissioned by BBC Radio 4.

In 2020, she was shortlisted for the Society of Authors’ ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award and the 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 novelist Ross Raisin. She has received a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship from Creative Scotland, a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, and the Sceptre Prize. Her stories have been widely shortlisted, including for the Bridport Prize, Bristol Short Story Prize, Fish Prize, Asham Award, and the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award. ‘The Telephone Man’ won the international Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize in 2014.

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

She is currently working on a short story collection and a novel.