Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit member of Peguis First Nation. He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks 2017) which was shortlisted for the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award and the Stephen G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. His novel, Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp 2018) was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for a Governor General's Literary Award, the Amazon First Novel Prize, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and the Indigenous Voices Award for Published Prose in English, and won a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction as well as the George Bugnet Award for Fiction. Most recently, his edited anthology Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction (Arsenal Pulp 2020) was launched with Arsenal Pulp. Currently, Whitehead is working on a book of creative non-fiction entitled Making Love with the Land that details mental health, queerness, and Indigeneity.
Photo credit: Sweetmoon Photography/Tenille Campbell.
Updated October 01 2020 by Student & Academic Services