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Alison Macleod

Alison MacLeod's is the author of the 2013 Man-Booker-nominated novel Unexploded, a story of love and prejudice set in Brighton in the early stages of the Second World War. She has published two other novels, The Changeling and The Wave Theory of Angels. Her short stories have been widely published, and broadcast on the BBC, and her acclaimed collection, Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction, was published in 2007.

In 2008, she was the recipient of the Society of Authors' Award for Short Fiction, while her collection was nominated for the International Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and named one of the 'Top Ten Books to Talk About' in 2009 in association with World Book Day. Her story 'The Heart of Denis Noble' was shortlisted for the prestigious BBC National Short Story Award and longlisted for The International Sunday Times EFG Award. Alongside her writing, she is Professor of Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester and is represented by David Godwin Associates, London.

In her work, MacLeod is interested in the force of the imagination in our lives. She is also drawn to stories of transformation; to those experiences of love, birth and death upon which our lives suddenly pivot. Her fictional range takes her readers from classic realism to the fantastic; from contemporary historical fiction to tales of the 21st century.

This biography was last updated on 04/18/2017.

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