Stories available online:

There are precious things


The Heart of Denis Noble


In Interview 

Interview podcast for THRESHOLDS Masterclass Series  (interviewer, Zoe Gilbert)

Interview for Short Fiction in Theory and Practice by Zoe


Interview for the 2017 Small Wonder Short Story Festival

CBC Books

Short Story Masterclass – for Thresholds International Short Story Forum (2017); podcast interview by Zoe Gilbert

Interview with Mariella Frostrup for Open Book, BBC Radio 4

Cultural Life (The Independent, 2013)

‘Favourite first lines’  (The Observer)

Prism International

BookGroup.Info (2013)

The Toronto Quarterly (2013)

Canada’s The Chronicle Herald (2013)

Slightly Bookist (2013)

SHORT FICTION journal (2012)

Word Factory (video, 2012)

BBC ‘Front Row’ interview  (audio, 2011)

Storyville (Bristol Short Story Prize organisation)   (2011)


On writing

On research and fiction at the British Library for Open Book, BBC Radio 4 with Mariella Frostrup (2016)

‘Only Write’ at Bookanista

Alison at Scottish BookTrust: on History & Fiction

at Canada Writes

Alison MacLeod’s story-writing advice at The London Writer’s Club and at Thresholds


On literature

2017  Alison MacLeod on Chekhov for Thresholds (podcast) – interview by writer Zoe Gilbert

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

2013 on Katherine Mansfield for  Comma Press (video)

Alison’s top 10 short stories in the Guardian 

Alison’s top 10 stories about infidelity in the Guardian

On the power of short fiction in The Sunday Times


Related work

Thresholds Short Story Forum 

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

Writers at LIBERTY

New Writing South

The London Magazine