Joshua
Whitehead

Awards

2018 Finalist

Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

Jury Citation

“Joshua Whitehead harnesses queerness, Indigeneity, and reclamation to articulate storytelling’s invaluable role in challenging the intelligentsia. In his collection, Full-Metal Indigiqueer, Whitehead plays particular attention to acknowledging ancestral connection and the body; he fuses Indigiqueer wisdom through the infinite potential of poetics and personhood. His debut novel, Jonny Appleseed, is provocative, compelling, and fiercely intersectional. Whitehead is a radical hybrid thinker, and a bold new voice who brings the deep past into the boundless present, which extends into a not so faraway future. Whitehead builds worlds within words.” -- 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Jury (Ali Blythe, Greg Kearney, and Shannon Webb-Campbell)