CFP Interview – Keith Maillard

Keith MaillardIn the long-awaited tenth episode of the Canadian Fiction Podcast, Keith Maillard reads from his fifth novel, Motet, and discusses craft, character development and writer’s block.

Keith is the author of thirteen novels. He has won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was short-listed for both the Commonwealth Literary Prize and the Governor General’s Award. His poetry collection, Dementia Americana, won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1995 for the best first book of poetry published in Canada. Keith is married, the father of two daughters, and currently the Chair of the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. Motet was published in 1989 and reissued in 1997 by Harper Collins. It is available now as an e-book.