Casey Plett

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Casey Plett
Notable worksA Safe Girl to Love, Little Fish
PartnerSybil Lamb[1]

Casey Plett is a Canadian writer. She has won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards in 2015 for her debut short story collection A Safe Girl to Love,[2] and an Honour of Distinction from the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers in Canada.[3]

Plett previously wrote a regular column about her gender transition for McSweeney's Internet Tendency.[4] She is a book reviewer for the Winnipeg Free Press[4] and has published work in Rookie, Plenitude, The Walrus, and Two Serious Ladies.[5] She is the co-editor with Cat Fitzpatrick of Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, an anthology of speculative fiction from trans authors from Topside Press.[6] Meanwhile, Elsewhere received a Stonewall Book Award in 2018.[7] She has cited Imogen Binnie, Elena Rose, and Julia Serano as some of her influences.[5]

Her debut novel, Little Fish, was published in 2018 by Arsenal Pulp Press.[8] It won the 2019 First Novel Award,[9] and the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction at the 31st Lambda Literary Awards.[10]

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba,[4] she currently lives in Windsor, Ontario.[1]


  1. ^ a b Plett, Casey (May 17, 2018). "Get to Know: Casey Plett". PRISM International (Interview). Interviewed by Jessica Johns. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Lambda Literary Awards laud best gay, lesbian and transgender books". Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Alex Leslie wins 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers". Quill & Quire, June 8, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Winnipeg author mines her experiences and those of other trans women in fearless collection of short stories". Winnipeg Free Press, June 19, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Page/Odofemi, Morgan M. "Trans Women's Lit? An Interview with Trish Salah and Casey Plett". Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SHORT SPECULATIVE FICTION BY TRANSGENDER WRITERS" Archived June 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Topside Press, February 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "2018 Barbara Gittings Literature Award and Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award of the Stonewall Book Awards Announced". American Library Association News. February 13, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "Casey Plett's Little Fish is a powerful and important debut". National Post, April 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Casey Plett wins $60,000 Amazon first novel prize". Toronto Star, May 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Canadians win three Lambda awards for LGBTQ writing". Toronto Star, June 4, 2019.

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