English doctoral student and author longlisted for Giller Prize

Joshua Whitehead one of 12 authors nominated for elite literary award

Author

Heath McCoy

Joshua Whitehead, a doctoral student and sessional instructor in the Department of English has been longlisted for the prestigious 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Jonny Appleseed.

Jonny Appleseed is the Pequis First Nation author’s first novel. Whithead is also the author of the experimental poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer.

Whitehead is one of 12 authors to be shortlisted for the elite literary prize, an annual $100,000 award that recognizes the best in Canadian fiction.

See scotiabankgillerprize.ca for a full list of nominees.