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The Gleaning

There are precious things

The Heart of Denis Noble

Solo, A Cappella

2019/20 COURSES & RETREATS with Alison 

for Grapevine Experience

for the Arvon Foundation

for ‘Writers & Artists’ at Bloomsbury


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

Interview podcast for THRESHOLDS Masterclass Series    with Zoe Gilbert

Interview for Short Fiction in Theory and Practice with Zoe Gilbert

CBC Books

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 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


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


Thresholds Short Story Forum  Alison created and was Director of Thresholds (2009-2018)

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice   Alison is Associate Editor.

Writers at LIBERTY  Alison is a ‘Writer for Liberty’.

New Writing South   Alison is an Artistic Associate.

The London Magazine  Alison is a Literary Associate.

Photos copyright © Kate MacLeod 2019