Bride of Frankenstein Art Collaboration

I’ve recently had another chance to collaborate with artist Vineta Gailite. Vineta’s hand-made dolls, sculptures and shadow puppet theatre work, Imaginary Islands, are beautiful, eery and full of atmosphere. I love the way each of her pieces tells a story or draws on one. For our last project together, I commissioned Vineta to make some special puppets and in return I made her […]

Scottish First Book of the Year Award

I was so thrilled when my publisher at Barbican Press, Martin Goodman, called to tell me I’d been shortlisted for the Scottish First Book of the Year (Saltire) Award. I travelled to Hoy and wrote The Monster’s Wife out of my fascination with Shelley’s novel, with Orkney as place and because of my sense of the developing character of “the Bride”. It was […]

Good Morning Scotland

I had a lot of fun going in the little Tardis space-booth at Manchester’s Media City and doing this radio interview with Good Morning Scotland about The Monster’s Wife and the Scottish first book of the year award.   My bit starts at 2:42 or so. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lssz2

Article in The Scotsman

I was thrilled to wake up to this lovely article by Alistair Munro of The Scotsman: A novel dubbed a sequel to Frankenstein, that tells the story of the monster’s bride, was inspired by a trip to Orkney, the author has said. Kate Horsley, whose debut novel The Monster’s Wife is shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year prize, even set her story […]

The Monster’s Wife

“A superb debut, an atmospheric and gripping mystery… bursting with the most beautiful and lyrical prose.” K J Wignall, author of The Mercian Trilogy “Startlingly original…brilliantly weird and dark.” Sara Maitland, author of A Book of Silence To a tiny island in Orkney, peopled by a devout community of thirty, comes Victor Frankenstein, driven there by a Devil’s bargain: to make […]