Join renowned authors Martina Devlin and Jan Carson at North Down Museum as they discuss their latest works.

Martina Devlin’s new book Edith: A Novel is based on the life of the author Edith Somerville, one half of the writing partnership that was Somerville and Ross, the novel is set in a period of turmoil for the country and for Edith Somerville herself.

‘An engrossing and sensitive portrait of a woman striking out as an artist when there were many barriers.’ Colm Tóibín

Martina Devlin is an author, journalist and playwright. Edith: A Novel is her eleventh book. Prizes include the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award.

Jan Carson’s new novel explores the uncanny happenings in the fictional Northern Irish town of Ballylack, where a plague has hit Hannah’s classmates and their ghosts return to haunt her.

The Raptures is a study of village life that brings the easy familiarity of a sitcom to its cast, but it’s also an Agatha Christie-esque whodunnit, a dark supernatural mystery and an account of mass trauma.’ The Guardian

Jan Carson is an author and a community arts facilitator in Belfast. The writer of short stories and novels, her book The Fire Starters (2019) won the EU Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the Dalkey Novel of the Year Award.

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Getting to Martina Devlin and Jan Carson

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North Down Museum

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