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About

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Short bio (50 words)

Katalina Watt is published in magazines and anthologies including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, Reclamation, and Extra Teeth. They were Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020, awarded a 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant, and IGNYTE-nominated ​founding Audio Director for khōréō magazine. She is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary. 

Medium bio (100 words)

Katalina was Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020 and received a 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant. They are published in various magazines and anthologies including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, and Extra Teeth and have appeared at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cymera, and FIYAHCON. Katalina is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary. She is a member of British Science Fiction Association, Codex, and Society of Authors.

Katalina is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland and previously worked in Audio and Digital for Canongate and Hachette, and as IGNYTE-nominated founding Audio Director for khōréō, a magazine of speculative fiction and migration. 

Longer bio (200 words)

Katalina Watt was Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020 and awarded a 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant. Her work has been published in CeremonyHaunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland, Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology, Extra Teeth Issue Two, Reclamation: A Climate Horror Anthology, Cunning Folk’s Re-Enchantment Issue and elsewhere. Katalina is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary.

She is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland. They previously worked in Audio and Digital for Canongate Books and Hachette and as IGNYTE-nominated founding Audio Director for khōréō, a magazine of speculative fiction and migration. Katalina was the 2021 Next Level Awardee for Literature Alliance Scotland’s career development programme. They have worked in event programming for independent bookshops and studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow and Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University.

Katalina has appeared at numerous literary events for Edinburgh International Book Festival, Granite Noir, and FIYAHCON. They have led writing workshops for Cymera Festival, Scottish BPOC Writers Network, and SQIFF. She is a member of British Science Fiction Association, Codex, and Society of Authors.

Katalina has mentored for the Society of Young Publishers Scotland and contributed to book award selection panels including Red Cedar Award, Saltire Society Literary Awards, and Scottish Book Trust’s Scottish Teenage Book Prize.

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Audio Pronunciation of Katalina Watt (Ka-ta-lee-na What)