Chatto wins Ratinon's Unearthed memoir in six-way auction

Chatto wins Ratinon's Unearthed memoir in six-way auction

Chatto & Windus has won a six-way auction for organic food grower Claire Ratinon's “beautiful and moving” memoir Unearthed: On Race and Roots, How the Soil Taught Me I Belong.

Editorial director Poppy Hampson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Rachel Mills at RML, for release in 2022.

Mixing nature-writing, memoir and storytelling, Chatto said the book “will urge all of us to look to the world outside for the belonging, connections and home we seek, and will open readers’ eyes to a new way of thinking about nature”.

The synopsis explains: “It’s the story of how author Claire Ratino...

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