Casey Plett and Joshua Whitehead are Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award finalists
Both books have already won wide acclaim and awards attention. Little Fish is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the US in the category of transgender fiction; Jonny Appleseed is also a Lambda Literary Award finalist in the category of gay fiction, and was also shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It is also a finalist for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction (part of the Alberta Book Awards).
Congratulations to both Casey and Joshua!
You can find the full list of Manitoba Book Award finalists here.