Quotes by Alistair MacLeod

About Alistair MacLeod:

Alistair MacLeod was a Canadian novelist, short story writer and academic. His powerful and moving stories vividly evoke the beauty of Cape Breton Island's rugged landscape and the resilient character of many of its inhabitants, the descendants of Scottish immigrants, who are haunted by ancestral memories and who struggle to reconcile the past and the present. MacLeod has been praised for his verbal precision, his lyric intensity and his use of simple, direct language that seems rooted in an oral tradition.

Author Bio

  • NameAlistair MacLeod
  • DescriptionCanadian author and professor of English
  • BornJuly 20, 1936
  • DiedApril 20, 2014
  • CountryCanada
  • ProfessionWriter; Novelist
  • WorksNo Great Mischief
  • AwardsOfficer Of The Order Of Canada