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Alexander MacLeodA short story by UWindsor creative writing alumnus Alexander MacLeod is a winner of the 2019 O. Henry Prize.

Alumnus honoured by short-story jury

A short story by UWindsor creative writing alumnus Alexander MacLeod (BA 1995) will be published in the centenary edition of the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology.

Dr. MacLeod, a professor of English and Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, was one of 20 authors to win the American honour, which recognizes excellence in short fiction.

Previous honorees include Flannery O’Conner, Raymond Carver, Alice Munro, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner — writers whose works MacLeod says he has admired and loved.

The O. Henry anthology will be published this fall by Anchor Books. MacLeod’s selection, “Lagomorph,” originally published in the literary magazine Granta, is available online.