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Katalina Watt is a writer and publisher based in Edinburgh. She studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow, where she completed a creative writing thesis about a time-travelling orgasm. She has completed an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier and works at Canongate Books. Her fiction received First Prize for Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Society Short Story Competition 2014, and been featured in literary anthology Narissa, for which she is creator and editor, and online for Glasgow Women’s Library. Her work has appeared in Ceremony (2019, Tapsalteerie), Haunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland (2019, Haunt Publishing), and Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology (2020, Nyx Publishing) and forthcoming in Femme Fatale (2020, Malefaction Magazine) and Extra Teeth: Issue Two (2020, Extra Teeth Magazine).

She is a champion of representative voices and stories, with a background in digital publishing, copywriting, and bookselling. She currently works as Audio and Online Assistant at Canongate Books and writes book reviews for Sublime Horror. She is an experienced spoken word performer and event/panel chair and she has been a judge for several book awards, including for the Red Cedar Award, Saltire Society Literary Awards, and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize for Scottish Book Trust. 

She is the co-creator/co-host/producer of More Than a Pair, a podcast on narrative in video games. She was the producer for Golden Hare Book‘s podcast Bibliophile. She has also hosted a book review podcast for The Ampersand Project (formerly Fearless Femme/Fearlessly).


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