Sunday, April 20, 2014

Acclaimed Cape Breton Author Passes

Acclaimed Cape Breton author and short story teller Alistair MacLeod has died. He was 77. MacLeod grew up in Inverness County. He is credited for writing classics such as "Lost Salt, Gift of Blood" and "No Great Mischief". MacLeod spent his summers in Dunvegan in Cape Breton. He was a professor during the winter months at the University of Ontario. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008. MacLeod leaves behind his wife Anita and six children.