Tributes are pouring in for writer Alistair MacLeod.
MacLeod has died in Windsor, Ontario at the age of 77.
He had been in hospital since January after suffering a stroke.
MacLeod was born in Saskachewan but moved to Dunvegan, Inverness County, when he was 10.
His award winning work was based on the people and places in Cape Breton.
His first and only novel, “No Great Mischief,” won the 2001 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
He also published two internationally renowned collections of short stories, “The Lost Salt Gift of Blood” and “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun.”
MacLeod taught English and creative writing at the University of Windsor before retiring in 2000.
In 2008, he was named an officer of the Order of Canada.
His funeral will take place on Saturday in Broad Cove, Inverness County.