Elliott & Thompson snaps up Muir’s ‘call to arms’

Elliott & Thompson has snapped up Radical Rest, a “call to arms” about how to heal from burnout, by Evie Muir. 

Executive publisher Robin Harvie commissioned and acquired world rights from Abi Fellows at the Good Literary Agency. The book will be published in June 2024.

Radical Rest argues “that the national burnout that we have all experienced a form of in the last few years is a symptom of a desperately unhealthy society”. Through an abolitionist, Black feminist and transformative justice lens, Muir outlines how the solution lies not with the individual, but in a “radical reimagining of the capitalist status quo”.

Muir is a qualified domestic abuse specialist and the founder of Peaks of Colour, a nature-for-healing group in the Peak District run by and for people of colour. She commented: “With every word written, Radical Rest is increasingly becoming the book I didn’t know I needed. It’s humbling to think it could offer the same opportunity for healing and hope for readers who join me on this messy, imperfect, experimental burnout recovery journey.”

Harvie added: “Evie Muir speaks for millions in this bold, energetic, incredibly articulate, and deeply honest book about the malaise in our society that we have all had personal experience of. And, more importantly, she shows what we can all do about it.”