Jan Carson

On 15 and 16 May 2018 a dozen authors from across Europe will come together at two European Literature Nights to discuss this year's theme "What time is it?". The European Literature Nights will held in both Leeuwarden (as part of the European Capital of Culture programme) and Amsterdam and are organised by EUNIC, the network of European national institutes for culture and national bodies engaged in cultural activities.

Belfast based author Jan Carson will also join the European Literature Nights. Jan Carson currently has one novel, “Malcolm Orange Disappears” (Liberties Press, 2014), a short story collection, “Children’s Children” (Liberties Press, 2016), a microfiction collection, “Postcard Stories” (Emma Press, 2017), and commissioned stories included in the following anthologies, “Settling” in “The Glass Shore” (New Island, 2016), “Egg” in “The Female Line” (New Island, 2017). She has recently signed a three book deal with Doubleday with a novel forthcoming in early 2019. Jan’s stories have aired on BBC Radio 4 and most recently, read by Liam Neeson, on Radio 3.

Her work has appeared in journals like Banshee, Harper’s Bazaar and The Honest Ulsterman. In 2014 she received Arts Council NI Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary and is part of the British Council’s International Literary Showcase. She was shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain prize (2016) and won the Harper’s Bazaar story competition, (2016). She’s read at Literary Festivals throughout the UK, Europe and America and works as a freelance community arts and literary programmer, curating the CS Lewis Festival, Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas and LitCrawl Belfast, running school’s literature projects and specializing in arts development work with older people, particularly those living with Dementia. Jan is currently the Irish Writers’ Centre Dublin, Roaming Writer in Residence on Translink Trains throughout Ireland.

Find out more about the European Literature Night on 15 May at the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. 

More information about the European Literature Night on 16 May in Leeuwarden will be available shortly.