The Bookshop Podcast

Linda Murray, Books, Paper, Scissors, Belfast, and Jan Carson, Author

July 05, 2021 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 50
The Bookshop Podcast
Linda Murray, Books, Paper, Scissors, Belfast, and Jan Carson, Author
Show Notes

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.

Enjoy :)

Links from this episode:

Books, Paper, Scissors

 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

 Jan Carson

 The Fire Starters, Jan Carson

 The Last Resort, Jan Carson

 Postcard Stories, Jan Carson

 Postcard Stories 2, Jan Carson

 Children’s Children, Jan Carson

 Malcolm Orange Disappears, Jan Carson

 Jan Carson Books

 The Tin Drum, Günter Grass

 

 

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