D. R. MacDonald

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
D. R. MacDonald
Born David R. MacDonald
Boularderie, Nova Scotia
Occupation novelist, short story writer
Nationality Canadian-American
Period 1980s-present
Notable works Cape Breton Road, Lauchlin of the Bad Heart

D. R. MacDonald is the pen name of David R. MacDonald, a Canadian-American writer who publishes novels and short stories.[1] Born in Boularderie, Nova Scotia and raised in Ohio, he is a professor emeritus of creative writing at Stanford University.[2] He still spend summers at the family homestead in Cape Breton Island, which he purchased in 1971, and his fiction is set in Cape Breton.[1]

His novel Lauchlin of the Bad Heart was a longlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2007.


  • Eyestone (1988, short stories)
  • Cape Breton Road (2001, novel)
  • All the Men Are Sleeping (2002, short stories)
  • Lauchlin of the Bad Heart (2007, novel)
  • Anna From Away (2012, novel)
  • The Ice Bridge (2013, novel)