Tuesday February 18, 2014

The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant

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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.