2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Honour of Distinction


Casey Plett 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize

Casey Plett

Jury Citation 

Casey Plett’s debut collection of stories bravely reveals the bleak and the beautiful in the lives of trans people in North America. A Safe Girl to Love dares us to look candidly at ourselves through the eyes of trans characters as they negotiate their place in queer and cisgendered communities.

About the Author

Casey Plett's debut collection of short stories, A Safe Girl To Love, was published in 2014. A trans woman, she wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and contributed to the Topside Press anthology The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. Her work has been featured in The Walrus, Plenitude, Two Serious Ladies, Anomalous Press, and other publications. She lives in Winnipeg.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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