About the Author

Alistair MacLeod


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).