is a writer based in Toronto.
She is the winner of a 2022 O. Henry Prize for Short Fiction and the 2020 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. She has received fellowships and support from VONA, Tin House, One Story, the Millay Colony, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Her debut novel, A History of Burning, is forthcoming in 2023 from Grand Central Publishers (US), McClelland & Stewart (Canada), and Chatto & Windus (UK).
Janika is represented by Sarah Bowlin at Aevitas Creative Management.