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.