Tuesday February 18, 2014
The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant
Mavis Gallant died today at age 91 in Paris, where she lived and worked for most of her life. 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. Yet she was never a household name in her home country - Canada. Rome-based writer and journalist Megan Williams spent almost a week with Gallant in Paris, recording material for her documentary portrait: The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant.
To hear more about the life and work of Mavis Gallant, tune in to Writers & Company this Sunday afternoon for Eleanor Wachtel's 2008 conversation with this great writer.