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The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant (Encore February 15, 2012)

Mavis Gallant died today at the age of 91. Widely acknowledged as a master of the short-story, she wrote dozens of dazzling, sardonic, heart-breaking short stories, for which she was showered with honours. A documentary portrait by Megan Williams.

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