Keith Maillard is the author of fourteen novels, a book of poetry, and a memoir. Twelve of his titles have been shortlisted for or won literary prizes. Light in the Company of Women was a runner-up for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Motet won that prize. Hazard Zones was short-listed for the Commonwealth Literary Prize and Gloria was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Dementia Americana won the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. The Clarinet Polka was awarded the Creative Arts Prize by the Polish American Historical Association. Of his quartet, Difficulty at the Beginning, the first three volumes – Running, Morgantown, and Lyndon Johnson and the Majorettes– were shortlisted for the Weatherford Award while the quartet’s final book, Looking Good, was longlisted for the Relit Award. Most recently, his novel Twin Studies was awarded the 2019 Alberta Book of the Year Award in the fiction category.
Maillard’s nonfiction essays and articles have been published in newspapers, journals, and anthologies throughout his long career. In 2018 he contributed to Refuse: Canlit in Ruins, edited by Julie Rak, Hannah McGregor, and Erin Wunker. In 2019, he published his first creative nonfiction book, Fatherless: A Memoir.
For further information on Keith, including a complete publication list, please visit his website: keithmaillard.com
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