Jan Carson is a writer and community arts officer based in Belfast. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears was published by Liberties Press in 2014, followed by a short story collection, Children’s Children in 2016. A flash fiction pamphlet, Postcard Stories, is forthcoming from the Emma Press in 2017.
Her stories have appeared in journals such as Storm Cellar, Banshee and The Honest Ulsterman.
In 2014 she received an Arts Council NI Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. She was longlisted for the Sean O’Faolain short story prize in 2015 and won the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition in 2016.
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Postcard Stories, 2017, Emma Press
Settling in The Glass Shore Anthology of Female Northern Irish Prose Writers (editor Sinead Gleeson), 2016, New Island Press
Children's Children, 2016, Liberties Press
Malcolm Orange Disappears, 2014 Liberties Press
Commissions & Articles
Jan Carson's short story 'Family Circle' is the first new writing to emerge from the International Literature Showcase's 'Crossing Borders' series.