Carol Farrelly is a fiction writer. She is currently working on a novel and short stories.  In 2015, she was awarded a place on the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme.  She is a previous recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and the Sceptre Prize.

Her short stories have been widely published in journals such as StandEdinburgh Review, The Irish Times, New Writing Scotland and Lampeter Review, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2013, her story ‘The Telephone Man’ won the international Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize. She has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Fish Prize, Asham Award, Aesthetica Prize and the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award.

She holds a DPhil on Thomas Hardy’s fiction.