About

Suzy A. Kelly’s short fiction is rooted in the dark folklore, superstitions, history, and languages of Scotland. They are working on their debut historical crime novel, Vile Deeds of the Amazing Crab Girl, which combines Scottish serial killers with Victorian stage magicians.

Born in Ayrshire in 1975, Suzy is a Postgraduate Research Student in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. They hold a MLitt in Creative Writing (Distinction), also from Glasgow.

Suzy’s short stories are published in New Writing Scotland, Northwords Now, Gutter Magazine, and by the British Fantasy Society.

In 2021, they were one of ten emerging writers commissioned for the FRESH INK project organised by Nadine Aisha Jassat and the National LIbrary of Scotland. They are also prose winner of the 2017 Imprint Writing Awards and their work was selected for inclusion in A. L. Kennedy’s Short Story Masterclass in St Andrews in 2018.

After spending decades in Edinburgh and the Highlands and Islands, Suzy has returned home to Ayrshire where they live by the beach with their two cats, Fonzie and Luna.

Suzy is also a student member of The Society of Authors, and a member of Ayr Writers’ Club, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers (Scotland), and the Scots Leid Associe.

Suzy a sweary, queer, non-binary, intersectional feminist as well as a spoonie, an atheist, and a mental health advocate with moderate to severe ME/CFS.