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...
Listen to the full episode53:59

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.


Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.