Mavis Gallant! Can you say Richardson?

BANFF – Mavis Gallant, Canada’s foremost expatriate writer, is more passionate about her national identity than her readers know. “If I’d had the responsibility of children,” Gallant told me in 1992 — yes, thirty years ago — “I would definitely have come back to Canada.” The celebrated author, who emigrated to France in 1950, said…

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The days fly away like wild horses over the hills

  The days fly away like wild horses over the hills. The poet Charles Bukowski said it first. But I’ve been feeling it as I get set to spend a week as writer-in-residence in Calgary. I’ll be at Mount Royal University from March 23 through March 27, courtesy of the English Department. For my public…

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