We are proud to share that Transatlantic client Brandi Morin, journalist and author of OUR VOICE OF FIRE wins 2024 Freedom to Read Award presented by the Writers’ Union of Canada. The annual award recognizes work that is passionately supportive of the freedom to read. 

On January 10th 2024 while covering a police raid on a homeless encampment in Edmonton, Brandi was arrested, detained and charged.

Morin is a writer of Cree, Iroquois and French origin from Treaty 6 territories in Alberta. Her work has won multiple awards and has been featured in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, CBC and The New York Times. Morin was recently announced as one of the readers for the 2024 CBC Nonfiction Prize.

“For so long, the truths of the Indigenous experience, for most, were stifled,” she has said in a panel on The Next Chapter.

“In my work as a journalist, I have worked to help bring that to the forefront. Silence is violence. Even when it comes to the horrors of the residential school system or the violence of colonization, most people had no awareness of that, including even in my own family, where my kokum was a survivor.”

Brandi’s memoir, OUR VOICE OF FIRE was the winner of the 2023 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction and a finalist for the 2023 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

A wildfire of a debut memoir by an internationally recognized French/Cree/Iroquois journalist set to transform the narrative around Indigenous Peoples.

Brandi is co represented by Samantha Haywood and Laura Cameron. 

Congratulations Brandi!