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.
In 2008, MacLeod was awarded the Society of Authors’ Prize for Short Fiction, in 2011 she was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, and in 2012 she was long-listed for The International Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Her stories are published widely in the UK and internationally, and broadcast on the BBC.
Alongside her writing, she has served as a judge for literary awards such as The International Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, The International Manchester Fiction Prize, and the Charleston-Chichester Award for Lifetime Excellence in Short Fiction. MacLeod has appeared at numerous literary festivals and conferences, and teaches for groups such as the Arvon Foundation.
Her next short story collection and novel will be published by Bloomsbury.
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