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.
‘Carson’s micro-fiction is a delight.’ – Books Ireland
‘Postcard Stories 2enters a world bruised by confinement, restriction, and the consciousness of frailty… Carson’s paring down of prose writing has allowed her to dial up her ambition.’ – Totally Dublin
Listen to an interview with Jan in the Belfast Telegraph Coronavirus podcast.
Illustrator bio: Benjamin Phillips is an artist and illustrator based in Hastings. From his studio by the sea he creates ceramics, paintings and illustrative work. Benjamin enjoys drawing, dogs and a cold beverage. Sometimes all at the same time. benjaminphillips.co.uk