Joshua Whitehead's Jonny Appleseed: longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
We're thrilled to announce that Oji-Cree author Joshua Whitehead's acclaimed debut novel Jonny Appleseed has been longlisted for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Of the novel, the Globe and Mail wrote: "Every so often, a book comes along that feels like a milestone, with revolution nestled beneath every sentence, every word. Oji-Cree/nehiyaw two-spirit/Indigiqueer writer Joshua Whitehead's Jonny Appleseed is one of those books."
This marks only the second time that an Arsenal title has been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; the first was in 2007, for David Chariandy's Soucouyant.
For more information, see the Scotiabank Giller Prize website here.