Seven Stories Press UK will publish The Lost Soul, the first children's book by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, translated into English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Joanna Concejo.
Silvia Stramenga acquired rights through Antonia Lloyd-Jones at Format, the book's Polish publisher, who will work with Seven Stories Press on this coedition. Seven Stories US will publish the English translation first in February, with the UK publication to follow on 18th March 2021.
The Lost Soul is billed as a "deeply moving reflection on our capacity to live in peace with ourselves, to remain patient and attentive to the world" and will follow a man who "worked very hard and very quickly, and who had left his soul behind him long ago".
Dan Simon, publisher, commented: "We quickly realised it really is a book for all ages, especially during the present historical moment that is so trying of our souls."
Tokarczuk won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature and also took the 2018 International Booker Prize with her novel Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018).