Alison MacLeod

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Alison MacLeod is a Canadian-British writer.[1][2][3] She is most noted for her 2013 novel Unexploded,[4][5][6][7][8][9] which was a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Man Booker Prize,[10][11] and her 2017 short story collection All the Beloved Ghosts,[12][13][14][15] which was a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 2017 Governor General's Awards.[16][17][18][19]

Background[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec of Nova Scotian parents and raised in Montreal and Halifax, Nova Scotia, she has lived in Brighton, England since 1987.[20] MacLeod studied English literature at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and later, completed her masters in creative writing and Ph.D at the University of Lancaster.[21] She is published by Bloomsbury and Penguin Canada, and is a professor of contemporary fiction at the University of Chichester.[22] She is a citizen of both Canada and the United Kingdom.

Awards[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Changeling,[26][27] 1996, ISBN 033362484X
  • The Wave Theory of Angels,[28] 2005, ISBN 024114261X
  • Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction,[29] 2007, ISBN 9780141016061
  • Unexploded, 2013, ISBN 0241142636, ISBN 978-0241142639
  • All the Beloved Ghosts, 2017, ISBN 9781408863787

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queiro, Alicia (August 16, 2013). "Cultural life: Alison MacLeod, novelist". The Independent. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Canada 150: Identity, Robbie Richardson, Alison MacLeod". bbc.co.uk. BBC Radio 3, Free Thinking. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Three authors with Canadian connections nominated for prestigious Booker Prize". ctvnews.ca. CTV, Bell Media. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Book review: Unexploded By Alison MacLeod". The Independent. 2013-08-09. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  5. ^ Abrams, Rebecca (August 23, 2013). "'Unexploded', by Alison MacLeod". The Financial Times. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ Hickling, Alfred (August 22, 2013). "Unexploded by Alison MacLeod – review". The Guardian. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Clarke, Angus (August 16, 2013). "Unexploded by Alison MacLeod". The Times. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  8. ^ Groskop, Viv (August 31, 2013). "Unexploded by Alison MacLeod – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Alison MacLeod - Unexploded (an interview)". thetorontoquarterly.blogspot.c0m. The Toronto Quarterly. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ Leah. "2013 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced". themanbookerprize.com. The Man Booker Prize. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  11. ^ McCrum, Robert; Reidy, Tess (August 3, 2013). "My favourite first line – by writers on the 2013 Man Booker prize longlist". The Guardian. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Kelly, Mary Louise (April 22, 2017). "Author Alison MacLeod Tries To Find Humor In Terrorism". Weekend Edition. National Public Radio. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Excerpt, All the Beloved Ghosts". lithub.com/. Literary Hub. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  14. ^ Lee, Yoona. "Revival and Resurrection in Alison MacLeod's "All the Beloved Ghosts"". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  15. ^ ALL THE BELOVED GHOSTS by Alison MacLeod | Kirkus Reviews.
  16. ^ "Finalists named for 2017 Governor General's Literary Awards". Montreal Gazette, October 4, 2017.
  17. ^ "Explore the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction finalists:All the Beloved Ghosts". bc.ca. CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  18. ^ McDougall, Allana. "Why 'normal' people make short story writer Alison MacLeod wary". cbc.ca. CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  19. ^ Gilbert, Zoe (1 April 2017). "The spell of the familiar: Zoe Gilbert interviews Alison MacLeod about her new collection,". Short Fiction in Theory & Practice. 7 (1): 79–86. doi:10.1386/fict.7.1.79_7. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Three authors with ties to Canada up for prestigious Booker Prize". Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2013.
  21. ^ University, Lancaster. "Success Stories | English & Creative Writing | Lancaster University". www.lancaster.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  22. ^ "Professor Alison MacLeod". chi.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  23. ^ Cowdrey, Katherine (November 26, 2015). "MacLeod and Atkins win British Library Writer in Residence Award". The Bookseller. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  24. ^ "BBC National Short Story Award". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Front Row: Alison MacLeod". bbc.co.uk. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  26. ^ "The Changeling". kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  27. ^ "The Changeling". publishersweekly.com. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  28. ^ Wheelwright, Julie (October 11, 2005). "The Wave Theory Of Angels, by Alison MacLeod". The Independent. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  29. ^ Greenland, Colin (September 22, 2007). "Passing Fancies". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 October 2018.

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