Saturday, April 26, 2014

Alistair MacLeod, R. I. P. Alistair MacLeod, a Canadian writer whose only novel — composed over 13 years and extracted from him only after a campaign by his publisher involving surveillance, subterfuge and outright bribery — brought him literary fame, a lucrative prize and a bottle of Scotch, died on Sunday in Windsor, Ontario. He was 77.

1 comment:

Fred Zackel said...

He was a great guy. I met him through the Canadian Studies program here, and then for the past ten years I have taught his great novel, "No Great Mischief." A great writer that more Americans should read.