MacDonald Harris/ Donald Heiney
MacDonald Harris was the pseudonym of Donald Heiney (1921-1993).
He is remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband and
father, a sailor, a traveler, a reader and a keen and relentless
observer of human nature. His students and colleagues remember him
as a teacher who demanded and got nothing but the best,
a student of the world's literature,
and a scholar who was erudite
in a surprising variety of fields. And finally, his readers worldwide
remember him as prolific and inventive writer, who explored the mysteries
of the human psyche in a series of quirky, magical, and witty
novels and stories.
This page brings together information about Donald Heiney the
man and MacDonald Harris the writer.
Upcoming and Recent Reissues
MacDonald Harris is experiencing a publishing renaissance!
Fans of MacDonald
Harris will be excited to hear that his final novel, The Carp Castle, was published for the first time
in October 2012,
by Galileo Publishers and then in the US
in 2013 by The Overlook Press.
The Balloonist was reissued in the United Kingdom
by Galileo Publishers, with a forward by
and then in the US by The Overlook Press.
Screenplay was reissued in the UK in 2013, with
an introduction by Simon Callow and will be published in
the US in 2014.
Galileo Publishers published Yukiko in June of 2014 (with an introduction by Dinah Birch) and will be publishing
Herma in the spring of 2015 (with an introduction by
Michael Chabon ); US re-publication is also anticipated for both of these.
Last updated November 30, 2014