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Casey Plett's Little Fish wins Firecracker Award for Fiction

Casey Plett's Little Fish wins Firecracker Award for Fiction

By Arsenal Pulp Date: June 10, 2019 Tags: Awards, Casey Plett, Little Fish, Joshua Whitehead, Jonny Appleseed

Casey Plett has won her third award in two weeks: her novel Little Fish won the Firecracker Award for Fiction, announced at a ceremony in New York on June 5.

The award is presented by the Community of Literary Presses and Magazines (CLPM). In announcing the win, the jury proclaimed: “In Little Fish, Casey Plett brings us fully into the world of her characters and lets us feel the fateful inevitability of their choices. Plett’s protagonist, Wendy, is searching for a hidden trans lineage in her own family tree. This heroic quest is at once deeply private and an enormously helpful way to think about what it means for any of us to come of age and become heroes of our own lives.”

The award comes two weeks after Casey won the $60,000 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and two days after winning the Lambda Literary Award in the category of transgender fiction.

Also shortlisted for the Firecracker Award for Fiction was Joshua Whitehead's Jonny Appleseed, which also won a Lambda Literary Award.

You can see a full list of this year's Firecracker Award winners here.

Congratulations, Casey!