I’m Kirstin Innes, a writer, journalist and freelance arts PR working in Glasgow.


I’ve just finished my first novel, Fishnet, which is in part about the sex industry, and will be published in early 2015. Fishnet was longlisted for the Mslexia First Novel award. I’ve also had a number of stories published in anthologies, magazines and commissioned for broadcast on BBC Radio 4. My writing is represented by Charlie Brotherstone at AM Heath.


I write arts features for The Scotsman, Scotland On Sunday, The Herald, The Independent and The List, and may post the ones I’m prouder of here from time to time. I won the Allen Wright Award for Excellence in Arts Journalism in 2007 & 2011.


I’ve got nine years’ experience running press and media campaigns for a variety of arts organisations. Info on some of those projects, or how to hire me, here.


Since 2010, I’ve been running Words Per Minute, a showcase of live literature, film and music, named one of the best literary salons in the UK by GQ magazine and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. I’ve also performed my own work at various events, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the HydroConnect Festival, Wigtown Book Festival, the Margins Festival, Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne, Australia and the Beijing & Chengdu Book Festival, China.