Alistair MacLeod (b. 1936) was born in Saskatchewan, grew up on Cape Breton Island, and spent his summers there while teaching creative writing at the University of Windsor. One of the world's foremost story writers, MacLeod has received many awards, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his first novel, No Great Mischief (McClelland & Stewart, 1999). "Clearances" is included in Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod (McClelland & Stewart, 2000).
Not only did the 1970s small press movement see the creation of our parent organization, the Literary Press Group of Canada, but also Saskatchewan publisher Thistledown Press. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary for both companies.
A good publisher doesn’t just take your manuscript, get your book into bookstores, and leech off your booksales. If that were the case, they’d be useless in the face of self-publishing. A proper publishing house is interconnected with Canadian media, book awards, and the ... Read more
The short story has been increasing in popularity for awhile now, especially with the Nobel win for Canada's very own Ms. Munro, and so we turn to short story writer Rosemary Nixon for some insight into her writing life. Her first book was published by NeWest Press back in 1991, ... Read more
Today's poem highlights our most Eastern province, the last stop in our cross-country tour, Newfoundland. Pulled from The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry (Breakwater Books, 2013), edited by Mark Callanan and James Langer, we're featuring Mary Dalton's poem ... Read more
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