David Constantine has published a dozen volumes of poetry (most recently – 2014 – Elder); two novels, Davies (1985) and The Life-Writer (2015); and five collections of short stories. He is an editor and translator of Holderlin, Goethe, Kleist and Brecht. For his stories he has won the BBC National and the Frank O’ Connor International Awards (2010, 2013). The film ‘45 Years’ was based on his story ‘In Another Country’ and was nominated for an Academy Award. With Helen Constantine he edited Modern Poetry in Translation, 2003-12.