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Alistair MacLeod (novelist)


Who is Alistair MacLeod?

Alistair MacLeod, OC FRSC was a Canadian novelist, short story writer and academic. His powerful and moving stories vividly evoke the beauty of Cape Breton Island's rugged landscape and the resilient character of many of its inhabitants, the descendants of Scottish immigrants, who are haunted by ancestral memories and who struggle to reconcile the past and the present. MacLeod has been praised for his verbal precision, his lyric intensity and his use of simple, direct language that seems rooted in an oral tradition.

  • also known as 阿利斯泰爾·麥克勞德
  • born on (79 years ago) in North Battleford
  • ethnicity: Scottish Canadian
  • nationality: Canada
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, novelist, professor
  • died on in Windsor of stroke
  • written works: "As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories", "Island", "The Lost Salt Gift of Blood", "Cet héritage au goût de sel", "Land der Bäume", "Les hirondelles font le printemps", "La perte et le fracas", "No Great Mischief", "To Every Thing There Is a Season"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - "No Great Mischief"
      • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - "No Great Mischief"
      • Lannan Literary Award for Fiction
      • PEN/Malamud Award

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