To mark their centennial, Simon & Schuster has unveiled a list of 100 most notable releases — a blend of bestsellers, prize winners, headline makers and cultural sensations. The list tells many stories, through the books selected, not selected, and the evolution of what has been highlighted.

The list includes classics like THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ray Bradbury’s novel FAHRENHEIT 451, as well as A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman, and we are proud to share that Transatlantic client Jesse Thistle’s FROM THE ASHES was included right along beside them!

Published in 2019 by Simon & Schuster, FROM THE ASHES: MY STORY OF BEING MÉTIS, HOMELESS, AND FINDING MY WAY by Jesse Thistle is an extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir that follows Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicling his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.

Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and an assistant professor in Humanities at York University in Toronto. From the Ashes was the top-selling Canadian book in 2020, the winner of the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Nonfiction, Indigenous Voices Award, and High Plains Book Award, and also a finalist for CBC Canada Reads. Jesse won a Governor General’s Academic Medal in 2016, and is a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Vanier Scholar. A frequent keynote speaker, he lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife, Lucie, and is at work on multiple projects, including his next book. 

Jesse is represented by Samantha Haywood.

Congratulations Jesse!

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