Two books by Anne Lamott are coming our way: Almost Everything and Bird by Bird

Canongate acquires UK & Commonwealth rights to Almost Everything and Bird by Bird

Editorial Director at Canongate Simon Thorogood has acquired Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything and Bird by Bird in a two-book deal for UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from the Wylie Agency.

Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest, Anne Lamott shows how we can rediscover the hope and wisdom that are buried within us and that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight and, with warmth and humour, offers a path forward.

Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides – a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott distils what she’s learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise and immensely helpful, this is the book for all serious writers and writers-to-be.

Thorogood said ‘We’re delighted to welcome the brilliant, insightful, wise and wonderful Anne Lamott to the Canongate list.’