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Mavis Gallant

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal in 1922 and worked as a journalist at The Standard before moving to Europe in 1950 to devote herself to writing fiction. After travelling extensively she settled in Paris. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London and a Companion of the Order of Canada. Steven Barclay met Mavis Gallant in the mid-1980s and they remained good friends. In 2012, Mavis Gallant asked him to oversee the editing of her diaries. He divides his time between...See more