Short Story Masterclass… with David Constantine

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Short Story Masterclass
with David Constantine

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An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
INTERNATIONAL SMALL WONDER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
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recorded at Charleston Farm, East Sussex.

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In the last instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, K. J. Orr talks with acclaimed author David Constantine about competing narratives, literal metaphors, realisations for a writer, writing what you know, and listening in on other people’s stories.

 

AUTHOR_David_ConstantineDavid Constantine, born in 1944 in Salford, Lancs, was, for thirty years, a university teacher of German language and literature. He has published several volumes of poetry (most recently Nine Fathom Deep, 2009), as well as a novel, Davies (1985), and four collections of short stories: Back at the Spike (1994), Under the Dam ( 2005), The Shieling (2009) and Tea at the Midland (2012). In 2010, he was the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award.

In the podcast, David Constantine reads an extract from the title story of ‘Tea at the Midland’.*

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Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with David Constantine

(50 minutes)

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Read David Constantine’s highly praised feature on Short Stories and the Power of ‘Not Knowing’, written for Thresholds in 2013.

Katherine Orr*

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K. J. Orr’s short fiction, author interviews and critical work on the short story form have been widely published.

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With warm thanks to the organisers of the
International Small Wonder Short Story Festival.

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