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

Carol’s short stories have been widely published in journals such as StandEdinburgh Review, The Irish Times, New Writing ScotlandPopshot, 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 been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Fish Prize, Asham Award and the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award. She has read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Aye Write! Literary Festival.

She holds a DPhil on Thomas Hardy’s novels and Victorian constructions of readership; thankfully, her love for Hardy remains intact.