Best European Fiction 2011New Irish Short Stories

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Alexander MacLeod


Shorlisted for the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award


Alexander MacLeod at the Cork International Short Story Festival

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.


Author Links


Alexander MacLeod at Biblioasis

Studio Four interview with Alexander MacLeod (video)

Article about MacLeod in The Star




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