Carol Farrelly is a fiction writer from Scotland. In 2021, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Canada & Europe region.

Her short stories have appeared in journals such as Granta, The Irish Times, Stand and New Writing Scotland and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors’ Tom-Gallon Trust Award, the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, the Alpine Fellowship and the Briport Prize. She was awarded a place on the 2015 Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme and worked with novelist Ross Raisin. She has also received a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.

Carol has a DPhil in Thomas Hardy’s fiction. She once lived for a dreamy while in Italy, and remains forever in love with Venice.

Currently, she is working on a short story collection and novel.