About

About

Author Photo © Alan Trotter 2020; Header Illustration © ‘Tala in the Woods’ Zuzanna Zwiecien 2019

Katalina Watt is an author and publisher based in Edinburgh. She studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow, completed an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier, and currently works in audio for Canongate Books. Katalina was selected for Penguin Random House UK’s 2020 Write Now programme. She is currently working on her debut Fantasy and Horror short story collection inspired by folklore of the Philippine islands.

Her work has been published in Ceremony (2019, Tapsalteerie), Haunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland (2019, Haunt Publishing), Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology (2020, Nyx Publishing), and Malefaction Magazine’s Femme Fatale (2020), and Extra Teeth Issue Two

She is a champion of representative voices and stories, with a background in digital publishing, copywriting, and bookselling. She is an experienced performer, event chair and panelist, and she has been on judging panels for several book awards, including for the Red Cedar Award, Saltire Society Literary Awards, and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize for Scottish Book Trust. 

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