In case you hadn’t noticed, on Tuesday evening, Anna Burns made literary history becoming the first person from Northern Ireland to win the Man Booker Prize. It’s a fantastic achievement and comes at a time when literature from this small part of the world is brimming with talent and excitement.
If your interest has been sparked by Milkman’s surprise win, here are a few other recent and upcoming books by writers from Northern Ireland that you might be interested in checking out.
Children’s Children by Jan Carson
Children’s Children is a collection of fifteen short stories which range in style from magic realism to traditional literary form. Experimental, funny and eclectic, these stories feature street preachers, disillusioned husbands and child burglars. This is life in post-conflict Northern Ireland with an absurd slant, dealing with the theme of legacy through parable and modern day fairy tale.
Jan Carson was born and…
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