Margaret Atwood is to narrate the audiobook her new poetry collection, Dearly, which publishes simultaneously with the print edition on 10th November.
The new poetry book, billed by Vintage as “pure Atwood delight", is the writer's first collection for a decade.
According to Vintage, before Atwood's star rose as a novelist, she was a poet, and Dearly "brings together many of her most recognisable and celebrated themes, but distilled – from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend". The publisher added: "long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour".
Becky Hardie, deputy publishing director at Chatto & Windus, acquired rights for Dearly from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown.
The hardback, e-book, and audio digital download will be available from 10th November 2020.