Alistair MacLeod
Alistair MacLeod

I like to think that I am telling a story rather than writing it.

Alistair MacLeod
Alistair MacLeod

Today there is a division between those who write about literature and those who create it. I, obviously, don't think that should be there.

Alistair MacLeod
Alistair MacLeod

If people aren't creating literature, there would be nothing for people to criticize.

Alistair MacLeod
Alistair MacLeod

There is a kind of belief among my students that things that are true are interesting. But most things that are true are not interesting. Four pages describing how I got up and brushed my teeth in the morning would kill you.