Katy McNair

Katy McNair

Writer. Winner of the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award 2019.

Kate’s short fiction has been printed in New Writing Scotland, Gutter, and been recorded for BBC Radio 4. In 2019, her novella manuscript, The Lie That Made Her, has been shortlisted in the Mslexia Novella Competition, while her debut novel manuscript, The Price of Blood, haswon the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award.

A former writer-in-residence at Cove Park, Scotland and the MacDowell Colony, USA, Kate has also been the recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award. Following stints working as a journalist, editor, copywriter, and touring taiko drummer, she now lives in Glasgow with her husband and two children and is currently on maternity leave from the University of Glasgow