Dublin Book Festival at Solas Nua - Jan Carson in conversation

Jan Carson

Dublin Book Festival at Solas Nua presents:
Jan Carson in conversation with Connie Voisine

Friday September 10th, 5 PM ET / 10 PM IST

Join Dublin Book Festival at Solas Nua, in association with Culture Ireland, for writer
Jan Carson in conversation with poet Connie Voisine.

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Her work includes the novel Malcolm Orange Disappears, short story collections
Children’s Children, (Liberties Press) and The Last Resort (Doubleday) and two micro-
fiction collections, Postcard Stories 1 and 2 (Emma Press). Her novel The Fire Starters
(Doubleday) won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019, the Kitschies Prize for
Speculative Fiction 2020 and was shortlisted for the Dalkey Book Prize 2020. Jan won
the Harper’s Bazaar short story competition in 2016 and has been shortlisted for the
BBC National Story Prize and Sean O’Faolain Short Story Prize. She was the inaugural
Irish Writers Centre Roaming Writer in Residence on the trains of Ireland in 2019 and
the Open Book Scotland Writer in Lockdown during 2020. She is currently writer in
residence on an AHRC-funded research project at Queen’s University Belfast exploring
the depiction of dementia in contemporary fiction and will be editing a collection of newly commissioned short stories exploring the dementia experience to be published in
September 2022. Jan’s third novel, The Raptures is forthcoming from Doubleday in
spring 2022.

Connie Voisine is the author of the book of poems, The Bower, begun on a Fulbright
Fellowship to Northern Ireland. A previous book, Rare High Meadow of Which I Might
Dream, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her first book, Cathedral
of the North, won the Associated Writing Program’s Award in Poetry. She has poems
published in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine and elsewhere. She is a 2021-2022
Guggenheim Fellow.


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