Some special news today! We’re thrilled to be welcoming one of Canada’s bestselling authors, Jesse Thistle, to Transatlantic! Jesse is represented by Samantha Haywood for books and TV film, and Rob Firing for speaking.
Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree and an Assistant Professor at York University in Toronto. He is a PhD candidate in the History program at York where he is working on theories of intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people. Jesse has won the P.E. Trudeau and Vanier doctoral scholarships, and he is a Governor General medalist.  Jesse is the author of the Definition of Indigenous Homelessness in Canada published through the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and his historical research has been published in numerous academic journals, book chapters, and featured on CBC Ideas, CBC Campus, and Unreserved. His writing has also appeared in Toronto Life and The Walrus among others. His memoir, which has been consistently at the very top of our bestseller lists since its debut, “From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless and Finding My Way”, which details his childhood, youth, and early adulthood, dealing with issues such as foster care, homelessness and addiction, is a #1 national bestseller, an Indigo Best Book of 2019 and a CBC Canada Reads finalist! You can follow him on Twitter at @michifman.