Alison MacLeod: All The Beloved Ghosts

Alison MacLeod (© Kate MacLeod Photography)

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Alison MacLeod discusses her playful and evocative short stories

Alison MacLeod, joint winner of the 2016 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award, reads from and discusses her new short story collection, All the Beloved Ghosts (Bloomsbury, 2017). Precise, playful and evocative, her exquisitely crafted stories explore memory, the media and mortality, unfolding at the line between reality and fiction. In discussion with Lara Feigel, writer and Reader in English, King’s College London, Alison reflects on her work, including the role of research and the challenges of negotiating the creative line between the real and the unreal.

Alison MacLeod was born in Canada and has lived in the UK since 1987. She is the author of three novels, The Changeling, The Wave Theory of Angels and Unexploded, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013, and a collection of stories, Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction. She  was the joint winner of the 2016 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award. She is Professor of Contemporary Fiction, University of Chichester and lives in Brighton. The discussion will be followed by a book signing.

Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library

Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.


Name: Alison MacLeod: All The Beloved Ghosts
Where: Knowledge Centre
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Price: Full Price: £8.00
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