Talk:Mavis Gallant

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Parts of this article bear a remarkable similarity to 'Mavis Gallant:storyteller international' at http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume5/226-227.htm especially the first few paragraphs. So which came first, the chicken or the egg? Did the wikipedian copy from them or did they copy from us? The wikipedia article has also been adapted for another website which acknowledges its source... KJ 02:17 Oct 12, 2002 (UTC)

This brief article is not at all accurate, I think. It implies that Mavis went to convent schools because her parents died when she was young but her parents were still alive when she went to those schools. Her father was English and a failed artist who did die young but her mother was a woman entirely unsuited to be a mother with whom Mavis moved to New York. She came back to Canada as a young adult to work for the Montreal Standard. I have never heard her described as Jewish. Her surname is French, the surving artifact of a man to whom she was briefly married. Her mother, I seem to recall, was of Scottish descent or, at least, partly so.

Mavis Gallant won the Lannan Foundation prize in 2004. Should be added to awards.

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- Bearcat (talk) 01:07, 22 November 2013 (UTC)