Hello fellow bibliophiles!
Today I’m in Belfast, Northern Ireland chatting with Linda Murray from Books, Paper, Scissors, an independent bookshop in Belfast. They stock a curated selection of new fiction and non-fiction, plus classics, Irish writing, and poetry. They also have a children’s room, with choices from newborn to teenager. Beyond books Books, Paper, Scissors stock high quality stationary, notebooks, pens, diaries, and greeting cards. Plus gift wrap and of course, scissors.
Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in East Belfast. Her debut novel Malcolm Orange Disappearsand short story collection, Children’s Children, were published by Liberties Press, Dublin. A micro-fiction collection, Postcard Stories was published by The Emma Press in 2017. Jan’s novel The Fire Starters was published by Doubleday in April 2019 and subsequently won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019. She has been shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain Short Story Prize and in 2016 won the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize.
Links from this episode:
Books, Paper, Scissors – Book Club
Look! It’s a woman writer! Irish Literary Feminisms, 1980-2020 edited by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
Leonard and Hungry Paul, Ronan Hession
Postcard Stories 2, Jan Carson
Children’s Children, Jan Carson
Malcolm Orange Disappears, Jan Carson
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