Reading by David Constantine, Frank O'Connor Prize Winner

19 Sep 2013
David Constantine. Photo by John Minihan.

The School of English warmly invites you to a reading by David Constantine, whose Tea at the Midland and Other Stories, published by Manchester independent Comma Press, has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story award, this year co-sponsored by UCC School of English. The reading will take place on Monday 23 September, 1-2 P.M in the Film Studies Auditorium, Windle Building, UCC.

The collection's title story, in which a couple quarrel in a Morecambe hotel, has already won the 2010 BBC National Short Story award. David Constantine was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor prize in 2010 for a previous collection, The Shieling.

David Constantine has published ten books of poetry, five translations and a novel with Bloodaxe. His Bloodaxe translations include editions of Henri Michaux and Philippe Jaccottet; his Selected Poems of Hölderlin, winner of the European Poetry Translation Prize; his version of Hölderlin’s Sophocles; and his translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s Lighter Than Air, winner of the Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation.

His other books include A Living Language: Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry Lectures (2004) and his translation of Goethe’s Faust in Penguin Classics (2005, 2009). He is a freelance writer and translator, a Fellow of the Queen’s College, Oxford, and was co-editor of Modern Poetry in Translation from 2004 to 2013. With UCC School of English Adjunct Professor Bernard O'Donoghue, he has edited many issues of the Oxford Poets Anthology, also for Bloodaxe.

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