Charlie Gracie is a poet and writer from Baillieston, Glasgow. He now lives on the edge of the Trossachs, north of Stirling.
His novel To Live With What You Are was published by Postbox Press, the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press, in 2019. It was long listed for the Bath Novel Award that year.
His first full collection of poetry, Good Morning, was published by Diehard Publishing in September 2010 as part of the beautiful metallic hardback series, hand-crafted by his publisher Sally Evans and her husband, the book-binder Ian King. A paperback version was printed in 2011 and reprinted in 2015.
His second collection, Tales from the Dartry Mountains, was published by Diehard, in 2020. Before the 2020 COVID lockdown, he had launches at the Allingham Arts Festival in Ballyshannon, County Donegal; theScottish Writers’ Centre at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; and HighlandLit, Inverness. After that, it all went to pot…
Charlie’s poetry and short fiction have been published in a number of journals and anthologies including New Writing Scotland, Gutter, Chapman, Northwords Now, Cutting Teeth, Pushing Out the Boat and Poetry Scotland. Alongside this, his poetry has featured in The Herald and Irish magazine Tontta and as part of the public display of poetry in the Block Architectural Festival 2004 run by the Lighthouse in Glasgow.
He has been listed for a number or literary prizes, including the Bridport Short Story and Poetry Prizes, Cambridge Short Story Prize, Bath Novel award and Fish Poetry Prize.
In 2014, Charlie was awarded a place on the Scottish Book Trust Mentorship Programme and worked with author Zoe Strachan to develop his skills in novel writing.
The support of writers groups has been invaluable over the years. A long-term member of Stirling Writers Group until 2014, he is now a member of the G2 Writers Group based in Glasgow.
Charlie is available for readings, events or to work with your group of adults or children to explore their creativity through writing. Scottish Book Trust part-funding may be available.
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