About

About

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

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Katalina Watt (she/they) is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland and Audio Director for khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine for immigrant and diaspora authors. Her work is published in various anthologies and magazines and is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.

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Katalina Watt (she/they) was Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020 and received a 2021 Writers Grant from Ladies of Horror Fiction. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines and anthologies including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, and Extra Teeth. She has appeared at festivals and literary events including Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cymera, and FIYAHCON. Katalina is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.

Katalina is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland and Audio Director for khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine for immigrant and diaspora authors.

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Katalina Watt (she/they) was Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020 and received a 2021 Writers Grant from Ladies of Horror Fiction. Her work has been published in CeremonyHaunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland, Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology, Malefaction Magazine’s Femme Fatale, Extra Teeth Issue Two, Cunning Folk’s Re-Enchantment Issue and online for Glasgow Women’s Library and Bitter Melon. Katalina is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency.

She is Literature Officer at Creative Scotland and Audio Director for khōréō, a speculative fiction magazine for immigrant and diaspora authors. She previously worked in Audio and Digital for Canongate Books and Hachette, as well as event programming for independent bookshops. In 2020 she was the Next Level Awardee for Literature Alliance Scotland’s career development programme. She obtained a degree in English Literature at the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier. 

Katalina is an experienced performer, moderator, and panelist, having appeared at numerous literary events and festivals including Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cymera, and FIYAHCON. She has also led workshops on writing for organisations such as Scottish BAME Writers Network, Researcher Activist Network, and Romancing the Gothic. She has mentored for the Society of Young Publishers Scotland and sat on judging panels for book awards, including for the Red Cedar Award, Saltire Society Literary Awards, and Scottish Book Trust’s Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Get in touch or support Katalina’s work.