The Emma Press


Postcard Stories 2


Postcard Stories 2 is a collection of short stories by Belfast author Jan Carson. With illustrations by Benjamin Phillips.



SKU: 978-1-912915-58-3 Category: Tag:

Jan Carson

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has a novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears (Liberties Press, 2014), and short story collection, Children’s Children (Liberties Press, 2016), as well as two micro-fiction collection, Postcard Stories 1 and 2 (Emma Press, 2017 and 2020). Her novel The Fire Starters was published by Doubleday in 2019 and won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland the same year. In 2018 she was the inaugural Translink/Irish Rail Roaming Writer in Residence on the Trains of Ireland.


In 2015, suffering from a dreadful case of writer’s block, novelist and short story writer Jan Carson set herself the challenge of spending an entire year writing short pieces of microfiction on postcards and mailing these to friends around the world. When 2016 ended, she found it impossible to stop writing postcard stories. The stories in this collection represent the best of some five hundred postcard stories Jan has written since.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-912915-58-3
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Pages: 80 / Stories: 58 / Illustrations: 6

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Dimensions 12.9 × 19.7 cm

Print, eBook

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