The Art of The Short Story
A new book from a writer broadly hailed as one of the most gifted practitioners of the short story form is cause for celebration. David Constantine won The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for Tea at the Midland, the title story of which also won the BBC National Short Story Award.
New from Manchester’s Comma Press, 45 Years: Selected Stories features the best from previous collections including The Shieling, Under the Dam and the out-of-print Back at the Spike. AS Byatt said of his work ‘every sentence is both unpredictable and exactly as it should be.’ David will be reading and talking about both his short stories and 45 Years, the film adaptation of his story, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, which will be screened at HOME later this evening.