RIP Mavis Gallant

February 19, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 1

The Canadian writer Mavis Gallant passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 91. A frequent New Yorker contributor, Gallant published two novels and ten volumes of short fiction in her lifetime, one of which, Home Truths, won the Governor General’s Award. The Globe and Mail’s obituary describes her as having “a journalist’s nose, a cinematographer’s eye and a novelist’s imagination.” (Andrew Saikali wrote about Gallant for The Millions back in 2008.)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

One comment:

  1. Read a handful of her stories in undergrad and was blown away. One of the most frequently underrated writers to come out of Canada. She will be missed.

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