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There are precious things

Radiant Heat

The Heart of Denis Noble

Sacred Heart



Alison MacLeod – a favourite short story in 90 secs – for The Sunday Times

On research (and writing fiction) at the British Library for Open Book, BBC Radio 4  with Mariella Frostrup

Writing Tips at Word Factory

‘Only Write’ at Bookanista

Alison MacLeod’s story-writing advice at The London Writer’s Club and at Thresholds: ‘Beautiful Blasts’


2020-21 COURSES & RETREATS with Alison MacLeod 

May 2021 for Moniakh Mohr

for Arvon



BBC ‘Front Row’ interview (audio)

Interview with Mariella Frostrup for Open Book, BBC Radio 4 (audio)

Interview for The 2017 International Small Wonder Short Story Festival, with Eleanor Crawforth (audio)

SHORT FICTION journal (text)

Interview with Simon Richardson for BookTrust at The Frank O’Connor Festival, Cork (video)

‘Meet the Author’ – interview for Suffolk Libraries (text)

Interview podcast for THRESHOLDS Masterclass Series    with Zoe Gilbert (audio)

Interview for Short Fiction in Theory and Practice with Zoe Gilbert (text)

CBC Books (text)

Interview with Clare Chandler for (text)

Cultural Life (The Independent)

‘Favourite first lines’  (The Observer)

BookGroup.Info (text)

Interview for Word Factory with Cathy Galvin (video)

The Toronto Quarterly (text)



2017  Alison MacLeod on Chekhov for Thresholds (podcast) – with Zoe Gilbert

2014  Alison MacLeod and Maggie Gee with Mariella Frostrup for Open Book, BBC Radio 4

2013 on Katherine Mansfield for  Comma Press (video)

Alison MacLeod’s top 10 short stories in the Guardian 

Alison MacLeod’s top 10 stories about infidelity in the Guardian

On the power of short fiction in The Sunday Times

On Brighton Rock in Five Dials

Short Story recommendations for The Bristol Prize



Alison MacLeod is Commissioning Editor for ‘The Stories We Tell’ essay series

She is an Advisor to the Pari Center.

Thresholds Short Story Forum – Alison MacLeod created this platform and was Director of Thresholds (2009-2018)

Alison is a judge, annually, for the Charleston-Bede Award, most recently awarded to A. S. Byatt, with the appreciation of her work delivered by Alison

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice – Alison MacLeod, Associate Editor

Writers at LIBERTY – Alison is a ‘Writer for Liberty’, Liberty Human Rights anthology – for download

New Writing South  Alison MacLeod, Artistic Associate

The London Magazine Alison MacLeod, Literary Associate



“Alison MacLeod”, Wikipedia entry

Photos copyright © Kate MacLeod 2019