Gallant is among a few Canadian writers whose works appear regularly in The New Yorker. Several of her stories were printed in the magazine first before they were published in a collection.
While living in Paris, she reads newspapers daily in Italian, German, English and French. She has been reluctant in granting interviews; however, she appeared in two television documentaries in 2006. The first one was for Bravo! television entitled ‘Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant’, and the other one was part of the television series ‘CONTACT, l’encyclopédie de la création’, whose host was Canadian broadcaster Stéphan Bureau.
On 1 November 2006, a tribute was given for Gallant during an event for Selected Shorts at the Symphony Space in New York City. Fellow authors Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Ondaatje, and Russell Banks honoured her by reading excerpts from her works. Gallant also made a personal appearance, which she rarely does, and read a short story she wrote.
The Prix Athanase-David was awarded to her by the government of Quebec on 8 November 2006. She is the first author who is writing in English to be given such award.