Shorlisted for the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
Photo © Heather Crosby
Thursday, 15 September. Interview @ 4pm, Reading @ 9pm
The Ballroom, Metropole Hotel, Cork
Alexander MacLeod was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of short stories (Light Lifting, Biblioasis 2010), was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Prize, two Atlantic Book Awards, and went on to become a national bestseller. Alexander holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill; he currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, in Canada.