Nov 4, 2010
Alexander MacLeod was born in Inverness, Cape Breton
Alexander MacLeod was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His award-winning stories have appeared in a variety of leading journals, some have been selected for The Journey Prize Anthology. He 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. Light Lifting, his first book, a collection of short stories, has been shortlisted for Canada's Giller Prize.
We met recently
to discuss the work, specifically 'Miracle Mile', the collection's
first story. Our conversation touches on technique and themes, the
search for significance and meaning, disciplines, how, why and what
people care about, and the use of metaphor and pace.
Please listen here (and tune in for the Giller announcement November 7th to see if Alexander wins!)