Keith Maillard is the author of fourteen novels. Light in the Company of Womenwas a runner-up for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Motetwon that prize. Hazard Zoneswas short-listed for the Commonwealth Literary Prize and Gloriashort-listed for the Governor General’s Award.The Clarinet Polkawas awarded the Creative Arts Prize by the Polish American Historical Association. Maillard has been honoured by the West Virginia Library Association and by his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He has published numerous articles, essays, and critical studies in journals ranging from Contemporary Literary Criticismto Flare. His poetry collection, Dementia Americana, won the Gerald Lampert Award for the best first book of poetry published in Canada. His most recent poetry may be found in The Best of Canadian Poetry in English, 2008 (Tightrope Books). He has worked extensively in radio, first at WBUR in Boston and then as a freelancer for the CBC, contributing to This Country in the Morning, Five Nights,Our Native Land, and Ideas.
Maillard latest novel, Twin Studies, is scheduled for publication by Freehand Books in the fall of 2018. For more information about Keith, please visit his website: keithmaillard.com