Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears, was published in 2014 to critical acclaim, followed by a short story collection, Children’s Children (2016), and a flash fiction anthology, Postcard Stories (2017).
Her work has appeared in numerous journals and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. In 2016 she won the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition and was shortlisted for the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize. She specializes in running arts projects and events with older people, especially those living with dementia.
'The Fire Starters' her second novel has won wide acclaim. It was the EU prize for literature. The Sunday Times calls Jan, 'One of the most exciting and original Northern Irish writers of her generation.'
Former President of Ireland, Chancellor Trinity College University of Dublin
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