Little, Brown and Company will publish Transcription, a new novel by Kate Atkinson, on September 28, 2018. Reagan Arthur, publisher of Little, Brown, acquired American rights from Kimberly Witherspoon at Inkwell Management.
Transcription, which the publisher called "a bravura novel of extraordinary power and substance," follows a woman named Juliet Armstrong who is recruited by a little-known department in the British secret service. "In the aftermath of war," the publisher went on, "she joins the BBC, where her life begins to unravel, and she finally has to come to terms with the consequences of idealism."
Atkinson is the author of ten books, most recently A God in Ruins. Her debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named England's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996.
Arthur said called the novel "a dazzling and intricately plotted" work about "a fiercely independent woman who makes her own way through one of history’s darkest periods."