Northern Irish writer Jan Carson in residence in Lorraine

Northern Irish writer Jan Carson in residence in Lorraine

After welcoming an American writer, an Italian artist and a South African writer for its first three editions, ARIEL welcomes a Northern Irish writer this year. Novelist and short story writer Jan Carson stood out in 2019 with his novel The Fire StartersIt won the European Union Literary Prize for Ireland before being translated into more than ten languages.

His literary works include novels Malcolm Orange disappears (2014) and Raptures (2022), Short Story Collections Children’s children (2016) and last resort (2021), both collections of microfiction Postcard stories (2017) and Postcard stories 2 (2020).

The author wants to take advantage of his residency to work on his fourth novel and will travel throughout the Grand Est participating in cultural mediation activities (conferences, seminars, meetings in bookstores, creative writing workshops, etc.) for students and high school students. and the public.

Welcoming Jan Carson will lead to the collaborative translation of two volumes of his postcard stories for publication by a French publisher and the publication of a special issue dedicated to him in the ARIEL collection at EDUL (Éditions de l’Université de Lorraine).

The latter includes portraits and interviews, transcriptions of some of her interactions with aerial settings, critical essays, and an unpublished publication of a text about Lorraine written by the author during her residency.

The ARIEL project is based mainly on the participation of students from the Literature and Human Sciences Campus and the IUT Nancy-Charlemagne, who bring their personal and academic skills to life by interpreting the author. By producing events, articles, reports, photos… a selection of their productions are published on the ARIEL Residence website.

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The Ariel Residency is a project led by UFR Arts, Letters and Languages ​​- Nancy and IUT Nancy-Charlemagne at the University of Lorraine. It receives support in particular from the University of Lorraine (Comité Sapin, elements carrying the project), CNL, Grand Est Region, Departmental Council 54, Metropolis of Grand Nancy, CFC-Copie Privée and the British Council.

It works with various educational partners (including high schools of Saint-Exupéry in Fémèque, Marquette in Pont-à-Mousson, Joan of Arc in Nancy, Georges de la Tour in Metz, Cormontaine, Guinemar College in Nancy) and cultural (including Le Neuf bookstores [Saint-Dié]Book Hall [Nancy]cloth [Bar-le-Duc]media libraries in Luxor and Saint-Max, Festival of 12,000 signs, Strasbourg Write a Story competition, etc.).

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