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by David Constantine

The Tidebreak of Morecambe Bay is a porous barrier separating the past and present, the dead and the living, sweet water and salt water - and the scene for three linked tales across the past one hundred years.

David Constantine is a Supernumerary Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. He has been co-editor of Modern Poetry in Translation and Chief Judge for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He is a Commissioning Editor of the Oxford Poets imprint. His poetry collections include Madder, Watching for Dolphins, Caspar Hauser, The Pelt of Wasps, Something for the Ghosts, Collected Poems and Nine Fathom Deep. His most recent volume is Elder.He is a translator of Holderlin, Brecht, Goethe, Kleist, Michaux and Jaccottet.

He has published four collections of short stories and won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Competition in 2013 and his story Tea at the Midland won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2010.

Radio plays include Fisher of Men, The Visitors and The Good Ship Esperanza.

The award-winning feature film 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay is based on David's short story In Another Country.