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.
Guerilla Books believes real books have a purpose: to help etch stories into human memory. Beyond a superficial level, into our unconscious, to a still uncodified realm in which every story - The Great Story - is constantly being born.