Gallant's life in Paris is spent writing stories and participating in the occasional gallery opening and gala opening night exhibits. In 2004 Gallant was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship as well as a PEN/Nabokov Award. ”
In a review of her work in Books in Canada in 1978 Geoff Hancock asserts that “Mavis Gallant's fiction is among the finest ever written by a Canadian.
Mavis Leslie Gallant CC née Mavis Leslie Young (born 11 August 1922) is a Canadian writer.