Alison MacLeod is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her third and most recent novel, Unexploded, was long-listed for The 2013 Man-Booker Prize and selected as one of The Observer’s ‘Books of the Year’. Her previous works include the novels The Changeling (1996) and The Wave Theory of Angels (2005), and the short story collection Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction (2007). She is currently completing her next collection.
Alongside her writing, she has served as a judge for literary awards such as The International Frank O’Connor Award, The Mslexia Prize, The International Manchester Fiction Prize, and the Charleston-Chichester Award. MacLeod has appeared at literary festivals and conferences throughout the UK and internationally. She also teaches and mentors for groups such as the Arvon Foundation.
Her next short story collection and novel will be published by Bloomsbury.
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