Alison MacLeod is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. She is the author of two novels, The Changeling and The Wave Theory of Angels, and her current novel, Unexploded (Hamish Hamilton) has been longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. She is also the author of Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction, and is currently completing her second short story collection.
MacLeod’s stories have been widely published and broadcast on the BBC, and she was awarded the Society of Authors’ Prize for short fiction in 2008. She was also shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award (for ‘The Heart of Denis Noble’) in 2011 and longlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. She is Professor of Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester.