Carol Farrelly is a fiction writer. She is currently working on a first novel and a short-story collection.  Her novel was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2018. In 2015, she was awarded a place on the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme and worked with Ross Raisin. She has 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 such as StandEdinburgh Review, The Irish Times, New Writing Scotland and Popshot, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2013, her story ‘The Telephone Man’ won the international Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Fish Prize, Asham Award, and the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award.

She has given readings at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Aye Write! Book Festival, The Garsdale Retreat, the Free Word Centre, Talbot Rice Gallery and Ness Book Fest.

She holds a DPhil on Thomas Hardy’s fiction. She lived for a little dreamy while in Italy and is in love with all things Venetian.