Childhood and education
Carson was born in 1946 in Wallasey, in the north-west of England. He was brought up as a devout Catholic.
After attending Aberystwyth and Oxford universities, and training at International House World Organisation in London, he spent twenty years teaching English as a Foreign Language primarily in the Arab world. He has lectured in writing at Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and the University of Lancaster. He mentors for Crossing Borders, a project to encourage African writers. Carson won the Writers Inc prize in 2006 for his story All over the Place.
Carson released a collection of short stories in 1993, Serving Suggestions, published by Victor Gollancz (ISBN 0-552-99586-X), which includes "The Punishment of Luxury". A further collection of short stories, The Rule of Twelfths, was published by Headland in May 2008. Fifty short stories by Michael Carson have also featured on BBC Radio Four.
- Sucking Sherbet Lemons ISBN 0-552-99348-4
- Stripping Penguins Bare ISBN 0-552-99465-0
- Yanking Up The Yoyo ISBN 0-552-99524-X
- Benson at Sixty ISBN 978-0-9565445-4-4
- Friends and Infidels ISBN 0-552-99380-8
- Coming Up Roses ISBN 0-552-99421-9
- Demolishing Babel ISBN 0-385-40431-X
- Dying in Style ISBN 1-85371-817-3
- Hubbies ISBN 1-85371-678-2
- The Knight of the Flaming Heart ISBN 0-385-40651-7
- The Rule of Twelfths and Other Stories
- Writers Gallery - Radiophonics Archived 2008-09-10 at the UK Government Web Archive
- Writers inc - Competition Archived 2007-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
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- Welcome to The Rule of Twelfths. My name is Michael Carson Archived 2009-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
- tellyouatale.com Archived 2006-11-09 at the Wayback Machine
- on YouTube