Alexander MacLeod

ALEXANDER MacLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton, and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He is the author of two internationally acclaimed books of fiction: Light Lifting, winner of an Atlantic Book Award, and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize; and Animal Person, which includes the O. Henry Award-winning story “Lagomorph,” originally published in Granta. MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.