Mavis Gallant's remarkable career

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Canadian literary legend Mavis Gallant has died at age 91. 

CBC News is reporting the writer passed away in Paris, a city that figured prominently in many of her short story collections.

The critically acclaimed short-story writer was born in Montreal in 1922. Prior to pursuing her long career in fiction writing, Gallant was a journalist and worked for the Montreal Standard in the 1940s.

Her numerous accolades include being inducted into the Order of Canada, receiving the Prix-Athanase-David literary award presented by the Quebec government, as well as winning a Governor General's Literary Award. Her celebrated book From the Fifteenth District, was also a contender on the 2008 edition of Canada Reads and was defended by Lisa Moore.

We're highlighting several CBC interviews Gallant has done over the years, as well as features about her work and life -- reminders of a remarkable career as one of Canada's literary treasures.


Reading List: The Best of Mavis Gallant

10 amazing facts about Mavis Gallant

Talking with a master storyteller: Eleanor Wachtel on interviewing Mavis Gallant

Canada Writes: Mavis Gallant opens up about her writing


Ideas: The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant

In 2012, Rome-based writer and journalist Megan Williams spent almost a week with Gallant in her Paris apartment. Listen to her documentary portrait of Gallant.
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CBC Digital Archives: A Canadian in Paris

In this two-part 1965 profile from CBC-TV's Telescope, viewers get a glimpse of Gallant's life and how she approaches her work as a writer.

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