Alexander MacLeod is a writer and a professor of English and Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His first collection of short stories, Light Lifting (Biblioasis, 2010), won an Atlantic Book Award and was a finalist for the Giller Prize, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Best First Book, Canada and the Caribbean), and the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award. The collection was also long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was named a “Book of the Year” by the American Library Association, the Globe and Mail, Amazon.ca, and Quill and Quire. His short story, “Lagomorph,” was published in a limited run, letter-press edition by Gaspereau Press in 2020. The story won the 2019 0. Henry Prize, the world’s highest distinction for short fiction. MacLeod lives with his family in Dartmouth, NS.