Author Alistair MacLeod died (b. North Battleford, SK, July 20, 1936). He was an award-winning author and academic whose stories evoked the beauty of Cape Breton and its resilient characters. His book No Great Mischief (1999) was voted Atlantic Canada’s greatest book of all time. It also won the 2001 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. “I think we should realize that ‘story’ is much older than literacy, you know, and that all kinds of people tell stories who can’t read and write. But I think that as a writer . . . I like to give the impression that I am telling the story rather than writing the story.” – Alistair MacLeod (from: Robert Jarovi. “An Interview with Alistair MacLeod,” The Scots Canadian, Vol. 5, February 2002)