Mavis Gallant


Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist at the Montreal Standard before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction. After traveling extensively she settled in Paris, where she still resides. She is the recipient of the 2002 Rea Award for the Short Story and the 2004 PEN/Nabokov Award for lifetime achievement. New York Review Books Classics has published two previous collections of Gallant’s stories, Paris Stories, selected and introduced by Michael Ondaatje (2002), and Varieties of Exile, selected and introduced by Russell Banks (2003).

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  • Limpid Pessimist

    December 5, 1985

    Alexis translated in collaboration with the author by Walter Kaiser

    Coup de Grâce translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

    A Coin in Nine Hands translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

    Memoirs of Hadrian and Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

    With Open Eyes: Conversations with Matthieu Galey translated by Arthur Goldhammer

    The Abyss translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

    Oriental Tales translated in collaboration with the author by Alberto Manguel

    The Dark Brain of Piranesi and Other Essays translated in collaboration with the author by Richard Howard

    Plays translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

    Fires translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz