Joshua Whitehead

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Joshua Whitehead is a Canadian First Nations, two spirit poet and novelist.An Oji-Cree member of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, he began publishing poetry while pursuing undergraduate studies at the University of Winnipeg.After he started graduate studies in indigenous literature at the University of Calgary, Talonbooks published his debut poetry collection Full-Metal Indigiqueer in 2017. The book initially received a Lambda Literary Award nomination for Transgender Poetry at the 30th Lambda Literary Awards in 2018, although Whitehead withdrew the book from consideration as the category was a misrepresentation of his identity as a two-spirit, not transgender, person.His debut novel, Jonny Appleseed, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2018. In the same year, he was named a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Canadian LGBTQ writers, and the book was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction at the 2018 Governor General's Awards and the 2019 First Novel Award. The book won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction at the 31st Lambda Literary Awards. Jonny Appleseed won the 2021 Canada Reads competition, championed by Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs.Love After the End: …

Books by Joshua Whitehead