The Emma Press


Postcard Stories


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


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.


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 perfectly-formed snapshots of her home.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-68-4
Publication date: 16th May 2017
Page count: 80 / Stories: 52 / Illustrations: 6

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Dimensions 12.9 × 19.7 cm

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