Carol McKay

The Writer Carol McKay
Carol McKay

Carol McKay’s short fiction and poetry are widely published in literary magazines and anthologies. She was a finalist in the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition in 2002 and an extract from her unpublished novel Incunabulum Notebooks was shortlisted in the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year Competition in 2007. She co-wrote As I Lay Me Down To Sleep, the autobiography of Eileen Munro, which was published by Mainstream Publishing in 2008. In 2010, Carol was awarded the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship which enabled her to spend a month at the Hôtel Chevillon artists’ retreat at Grez-sur-Loing, south of Paris. She teaches creative writing through The Open University. Carol McKay’s stories have been published widely over the last decade in literary magazines including Gutter, Chapman and Mslexia. Ordinary Domestic gathers them together for the first time and sets them in context with some of her wider work. You can visit her website here and read her blog here.

Ordinary Domestic was published in early 2012 and you can read an extract below and click on the links to purchase it from Amazon or Kobo.