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Mavis Gallant (1922–2014)

Author of Paris Stories

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Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal, Canada on August 11, 1922. Her parents sent her to live at a French convent when she was 4. When she was 10, her father died from kidney disease. Her mother quickly remarried and moved to New York - leaving her daughter behind. During World War II, Gallant worked in the cutting room at the National Film Board of Canada and as a reporter for the Montreal Standard. She eventually became a columnist and feature writer. Two of her short stories appeared in the December, 1944, issue of Preview. She published more than 100 stories in The New Yorker beginning in 1951. During her lifetime, she wrote two novels and several short story collections. Her works include Green Water, Green Sky; A Fairly Good Time; Overhead in a Balloon; Across the Bridge; The Pegnitz Junction; Paris Stories; and The Cost of Living. She received several awards including the Governor-General's Award for Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories, the Pen Nabokov Award for career achievement, the Matt Cohen Prize in 2000, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2002. In 1981, she was made Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to literature that year. She died on February 18, 2014 at the age 91. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Paris Stories 479 copies, 7 reviews
Montreal Stories 231 copies, 5 reviews
Across the Bridge 199 copies, 4 reviews
From the Fifteenth District 169 copies, 6 reviews
Home Truths 115 copies, 3 reviews
In Transit 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Pegnitz Junction 49 copies, 1 review
The Other Paris 38 copies
Going Ashore 31 copies, 2 reviews
Los cuentos 6 copies
The Accident 2 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (Contributor) 207 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (Contributor) 180 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (Contributor) 154 copies
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (Contributor) 122 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (Contributor) 120 copies
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (Contributor) 114 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (Contributor) 108 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (Contributor) 94 copies
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (Contributor) 69 copies
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
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