Janice Kulyk Keefer (born 2 June 1952) is a Canadian novelist and poet.
Born in Toronto, she studied literature at universities in England and France, and currently teaches literature and theatre in the graduate studies department at the University of Guelph.
Of Ukrainian heritage, Kulyk Keefer often writes about the experiences of first-generation Canadian children of immigrants. Her sister is the Canadian artist, Karen Kulyk.
Awards and Honours
- 1987 Governor General's Awards, nominated, Under Eastern Eyes
- 1988 Books in Canada First Novel Award, nominated, Constellations
- 1996 Governor General's Awards, nominated, The Green Library
- 1999 Marian Engel Award, lifetime achievement
- 2006 Greifswald Canadian Studies Fellow in Residence, University of Greifswald, Germany
- 2008 Kobzar Literary Award, The Ladies Lending Library
- White of the Lesser Angels (1986)
- The Paris-Napoli Express (1986)
- Transfigurations (1987)
- Under Eastern Eyes: A Critical Reading of Maritime Fiction
- Reading Mavis Gallant (1989)
- Travelling Ladies (1992)
- Rest Harrow (1992)
- The Green Library
- Marrying the Sea (1998)
- Kyiv, of Two Lands: New Visions (1998, anthology co-edited with Solemea Pavlychko)
- Honey and Ashes: A Story of Family (1998)
- Thieves (2004)
- The Ladies Lending Library (2007)