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Alistair MacLeod

Alistair MacLeod was born in Saskatchewan in 1936 and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He has published two internationally acclaimed collections of short stories: The Lost Salt Gift of Blood (1976) and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun (1986). In 2000, these two books, accompanied by two new stories, were published as Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod. In 1999, MacLeod's first novel, No Great Mischief, was published to stellar critical acclaim. The novel won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, The Trillium Award, the CAA Award, and the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards for Fiction Book of the Year and Author of the Year. In 2001, No Great Mischief was awarded the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes.

Books by Alistair MacLeod


Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Alistair MacLeod

Running the Whale's Back

Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada

edited by Andrew Atkinson
by (author) Carol Bruneau & Alistair MacLeod

To Every Thing There is a Season

A Cape Breton Christmas Story

by (author) Alistair MacLeod
illustrated by Peter Rankin

Lives of Short Duration

by (author) David Adams Richards
afterword by Alistair MacLeod

An Orange from Portugal

Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland

edited by Anne Simpson
by (author) Alden Nowlan, Alistair MacLeod, Mark Anthony Jarman, Herménégilde Chiasson & David Richards


Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland

by (author) Lesley Choyce, Alistair MacLeod, Joan Clark, Wayne Johnston, Carol Bruneau, Maureen Hull, David Helwig, Herb Curtis, Anne Simpson, Lynn Coady, Donna Morrissey, J.J. Steinfeld, Budge Wilson, John Steffler, Helen Fogwill Porter, Wayne Curtis, Bernice Morgan, David Adams Richards, Joan Baxter & Sheldon Currie

Brigh an Òrain - A Story in Every Song

by (author) Lauchie MacLellan, John Shaw & Alistair MacLeod

No Great Mischief

by (author) Alistair MacLeod

Gifts to Last

Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland

by (author) Walter Learning, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Deirdre Kessler, Alistair MacLeod, Tessie Gillis, Clive Doucet, Carol Bruneau, Lawrence O'Toole, Antonine Maillet, Alden Nowlan, Helen Fogwill Porter, Joseph Sherman, Ray Guy, M.T. Dohaney, David Adams Richards, Jon Conway Dewar, Ellison Robertson, Deannie Sullivan-Fraser, Herb Curtis & Grahame Woods

As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories

by (author) Alistair MacLeod
afterword by Jane Urquhart