Born Storyteller: Jan Carson

 

“A born storyteller, her narratives are uncontainable, fizzing up out of her pages like soda and vinegar in a bottle.” The Guardian

 

Jan Carson is a writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Malcolm Orange Disappears, inspired by her grandmother who had dementia, is a tremendously imaginative adventure tale full of poignancy and humour. Carson is also author of short story collected Children’s Children and volume of flash fiction born from writer’s block, Postcard Stories. Jan has produced Radio drama for BBC Radio 4 and 3, most recently working with Liam Neeson and in 2016 she won the Harper's Bazaar UK short story competition. In this special LitCrawl Extended session, Jan talks with Charlotte Graham about her inspirations, ambitions and fascination with Bob Dylan.

 

Jan Carson appears at LitCrawl with the support of the British Council in partnership with Writers’ Centre Norwich, UK as part of the International Literature Showcase

 

     

Born Storyteller: Jan Carson

SATURDAY 11 November

3.30pm

City Gallery

 

Tickets $15 / $18

 

JaN

Carson

Jan Carson is a writer, community arts officer and literary programmer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has published a novel and two short story collections with Liberties Press and the Emma Press, and has produced Radio drama for BBC Radio 4 and 3, most recently working with Liam Neeson. In 2016 she won the Harper's Bazaar UK short story competition.@jancarson7280. www.jancarsonwrites.wordpress.com

Charlotte

Graham

Charlotte Graham is a Wellington-based journalist, writer, and broadcaster. Her reporting and reviews have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Radio New Zealand, The Spinoff, and Landfall. Charlotte has a Masters in Journalism from Massey University. www.charlottenicolegraham.com

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