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Postcard Stories, by Jan Carson

lineShort stories by Jan Carson
With illustrations by Benjamin Phillips
Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-68-4

Publication date: 16th May 2017
Page count: 80
Price: £6.50 (paperback)Buy nowline

Every day in 2015, Jan Carson wrote a story on the back of a postcard and mailed it to a friend. In this collection of highlights, Carson presents a panoramic view of contemporary Belfast – its streets, coffee shops, museums and airports – as series of small but perfectlyformed snapshots of her home.

lineAbout the author

Jan Carson is a writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her first novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears, was published by Liberties Press in 2014, followed by a short story collection, Children’s Children, in 2016. Her short story ‘Settling’ was included in the anthology The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland (New Island, 2016), which won the BGEIBA Irish Book of the Year Award in 2016. Her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 and published in journals including Storm Cellar, Banshee, Harper’s Bazaar and The Honest Ulsterman. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Arts Council NI Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. Photo credit: Laura Conlon

About the illustrator

Artist and illustrator Benjamin Phillips lives in St Leonards-on-Sea and shares a studio in Hastings with his partner and dog. Benjamin finds inspiration in human interaction, the humour and turmoil of everyday life and the joy of repetition. His debut graphic novel, Peanutborough Cucumberland, was published by Log Press in 2012, and he has worked for clients such as The New York Times, Virgin Media, the Jerwood Gallery and Wichita Records. benjaminphillips.co.uk