My name is Carol Lovekin. I’m a writer of stories, a feminist & a flâneuse
I’m published by Honno, the Welsh Women’s Press.

My stories touch on the Welsh Gothic & its most powerful motif: the ghost. They concern the nature of magic & how it threads through the fabric of our lives. I explore possibilities: the fine line between the everyday & the time-shifting world of enchantment. My books are also firmly rooted in reality. I write about family relationships: how people, women in particular, respond to loss & how they survive. I set my stories in Wales, where I’ve lived for several decades: a place whose legends & landscapes inform my writing.

My newest book, Only May was published on 19 May 2022.


My third novel, Wild Spinning Girls was published
20th February 2020 & was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year
(Rhys Davies Trust) Fiction Award

‘Beautiful and utterly unforgettable’
Louise Beech


Snow Sisters, my second novel, was published on 21st September 2017. It was chosen by the Welsh Books Council as their October Book of the Month (for independent shops.)

‘The author may have created a new genre, the lyrical Gothic.’
~ Eve Merrick-Williams


Ghostbird, my first novel, was published in March 2016. It was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2016 & in the same year was longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize. Edna O’Brien was on the list – I’ll be dining out on that wee nugget forever…

Judith Kinghorn


Follow me on twitter.com/carollovekin

Header photograph ©Janey Stevens

5 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Just finished Snow Sisters. I enjoyed the atmosphere you created with Gull House and the relationship between the siblings and their mother. https://bookertalk.com/2017/11/12/snow-sisters-by-carol-lovekin/

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  2. Hi Carol, good to connect here as well. Hope all is going ok. Jx


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