​Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator. She has written three novels, two short story collections (Children’s Children and The Last Resort), and two micro-fiction collections (Postcard Stories 1 and 2). The Fire Starters won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019, the Kitschies Prize for Speculative Fiction 2020 and was shortlisted for the Dalkey Literary Awards Novel of the Year. Jan’s latest novel, The Raptures was published in early 2022.