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John A. A. Logan

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What the reviewers say about John A. A. Logan's work:

"Bold"     Scotland on Sunday

"New talent"     The Hindustan Times

"Writerly prowess"     The Spectator

"Logan writes in very original terms"     Scottish Studies Review

"The literary survival of author John Logan"    The Northern Times

"Positive new chapter for thriller man"    Highland News

"City author's e-book breaks into Top 100"     The Inverness Courier

“A gripping thriller…a brilliant creation…mystery and symbolic depth…compelling stuff…” Dr Mandy Haggith, Northwords Now

John A. A. Logan lives and writes in Inverness and is the author of eight novels, eighty-five short stories and a collection of essays.

He has done readings and author talks at Edinburgh International Book Festival, London Book Fair, and the XPONorth Festival in Inverness.

His fiction has been published by Picador, Vintage, Edinburgh Review, Chapman, Northwords, Nomad, Secrets of a View, and Scratchings;with reviews and feature articles on his work appearing in Scottish Studies Review, Scotland On Sunday, The SpectatorThe Hindustan Times, The Northern Times, Highland News, The Inverness Courier, The Quill and Northwords Now.


His work has been published worldwide in paperback anthologies edited by A L Kennedy, John Fowles, Ali Smith, and Toby Litt; with his fiction appearing alongside that of John Berger, Fay Weldon, David Mitchell, Muriel Spark, Kate Atkinson, Louis De Bernieres, Alasdair Gray, Simon Armitage, Louise Doughty, Jackie Kay, Edwin Morgan and Alan Warner.

He wrote monthly columns and film reviews for the magazine, 57 NORTH, in Aberdeen, where he was also president of Aberdeen University's Creative Writing Society for three years, while attaining his MA (Hons) English degree there, which included study under the novelist, William McIlvanney.


He signed contracts for representation of his novels with literary agents in Edinburgh and London (McLean and Slora, and MBA Literary Agents respectively).

Since 2012 he has worked as an indie author, resulting in 180,000 ebook downloads and 10,000 books sold so far.


His fifth novel, The Survival of Thomas Ford, is his best-selling story to date, making over £11000/$14000 profit on Amazon so far.

That novel was the winner of a special award in the USA Best of the Independent Ebooks Awards; Goodreads Amazon Kindle Book of the Month; Alliance of Independent Authors Book of the Month; and appeared in the Amazon UK video advert for the Kindle Paperwhite.

John A. A. Logan's books have over 2000 online ratings and reviews to date and feedback has included:

 "This is writing and literature at its best. Imagine Stephen King combined with maybe Cormac McCarthy and a bit of Edgar Allan Poe tossed in"

"Beautifully written...compelling...literary fiction/tartan noir/thriller/zany black comedy...Logan dances on a literary knife edge...blazing talent"
Linda Gillard, author of A Lifetime Burning

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