Canadian author Alistair MacLeod on 20 April 2014 died due to a heart stroke. He was 77. He was best known for his short story collections and novel No Great Mischief.
He wrote his first short story The Boat in 1968. MacLeod's only novel No Great Mischief was published in 1999. The novel won Ontario's Trillium Prize and the prestigious 2001 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
It was recognized as Atlantic Canada's best book in the 2009 survey Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books.
MacLeod taught English and creative writing at the University of Windsor, where he also edited the University of Windsor Review.
He gained recognition with the publication in 1976 of the short story collection The Lost Salt Gift of Blood about life in his Cape Breton home.
His other published works include the short story collections As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories (1986) and Island (2000), which combined his first two collections with other stories.
When: 20 April 2014