Keith Maillard

Professor: Fiction & Poetry
Office: Buchanan E469
Office Phone: (604) 822-4596
Email: keith (dot) maillard (at) ubc (dot) ca


CRWR 509I-001 & 509J-003 – Advanced Writing of Fiction
CRWR 570I-001 & 570J-003 – Advanced Special Projects in Creative Writing: “Craft”
CRWR 599 – Thesis

About Keith Maillard

Keith Maillard is the author of thirteen novels. 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 short-listed for the Governor General’s Award. The Clarinet Polka was 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 Criticism to 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 is currently completing the first draft of a new novel, Twin Studies. He is also creating a series of sound-based podcasts which may be heard on his website: