Lisa Grekul grew up in St. Paul, Alberta with a Ukrainian heritage. Having worked as a musician and attended school in Swaziland, she has received a creative writing award from the University of Alberta and a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2003, she began teaching in the English department of the University of British Columbia, later moving to Kelowna in 2005 to teach Canadian literature at UBC's Okanagan campus. Her novel Kalyna's Song was shortlisted for the in Canada Best First Book Award. In her collection of essays, Leaving Shadows, Grekul has examined the unfolding of English-language Ukrainian Canadian writing with emphasis on Maara Haas, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Myrna Kostash, Vera Lysenko, George Ryga and Andrew Suknaski.


Leaving Shadows (University of Alberta Press, 2006).
Kalyna's Song (Coteau, 2004)
Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada's Ukrainians (University of Alberta Press, 2005)

[BCBW 2006] "Ukrainian" "Fiction"