Simon & Schuster will publish home body, the third collection of poetry and illustrations from Rupi Kaur.
The publisher acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Suzanne Brandreth at Cooke International. home body will be published on 17th November 2020.
Kaur's third collection will guide readers through a reflective journey through the past, the present and the potential of the self. The lyrical journey through words and illustrations will present a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself and case light on family and home, mental health and depression, femininity and masculinity, and love and acceptance.
Kaur said: "I'm excited to share this new collection with the world. It was written as a love letter to the self—a reminder that we must always take the time to fill up on love, acceptance and community. We can't make it anywhere alone. We need each other. Together, a better world is possible."
Suzanne Baboneau, managing director, adult publishing division, added: "There could not be a more fitting time for Rupi’s new collection of poems to be published. Her words reflect the emotions and concerns of so many of us in this fluctuating, conflicted world. Time and time again, we will be reaching for Rupi’s stirring words and illustrations to draw inspiration and succour, and marvel at her innate understanding of the human soul. It is, once again, an honour and a delight to be working with Rupi and her team and with publishers around the world to bring home body to Rupi’s many fans."
Kaur's debut, milk and honey, was originally self-published in 2014 and subsequently picked up by Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2015—the collection has sold 256,228 copies through Nielsen BookScan's UK TCM to date. Her second collection the sun and her flowers was published by S&S in 2017 and has sold 115,599 copies via the TCM. The collections have been translated into more than 40 languages, says S&S.