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Author Mavis Gallant dies at 91

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Feb 18, 2014 | 11:50am EST

Celebrated Canadian author Mavis Gallant has died at the age of 91. The writer passed away in her adopted city of Paris, France, where she has been living for more than five decades. Gallant penned more than 100 short stories throughout her career and landed her first publication in the prestigious New Yorker magazine in 1951. Her works were collected for books including Montreal Stories and Across the Bridge, while she also wrote two novels, Green Water, Green Sky and A Fairly Good Time, and added playwright to her resume with What is to be Done?, which premiered in Toronto in 1982. She was beloved in her homeland and was awarded the first-ever Matt Cohen Award in 2001 in recognition of her distinguished career. She was also named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981, and a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1993.

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