Transatlantic is elated to announce that Dutch Rights to entrepreneur and cookbook author Emma Knight’s THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE COMMON OCTOPUS, pitched as for fans of THE WHALEBONE THEATRE by Curtis Sittenfeld and Sally Rooney’s NORMAL PEOPLE, following a young woman and her best friend as they dig into the mystery surrounding an eccentric aristocratic British family with long-secret ties to her own family, while navigating their first year at Edinburgh University, has been sold to Uitgeverij Mozaïek by Marianne Schönbach Literary Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood and Laura Cameron at Transatlantic Literary Agency!

Emma Knight is a writer, journalist and entrepreneur based in Toronto, Ontario. Emma’s writing about books, maternal health and more has appeared in Literary Hub, British VOGUE, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus and The International New York Times. 

She is a co-creator and co-host of the culture podcast, FANFARE. Emma has written two cookbooks published by Penguin Random House, HOW TO EAT WITH ONE HAND: RECIPES AND OTHER NOURISHMENT FOR NEW AND EXPECTANT PARENTS (2021) and THE GREENHOUSE COOKBOOK (2017). 

In 2014, Emma co-founded an organic beverage company called Greenhouse, which over the last decade has grown from a single shop in Toronto into a multi-award-winning, vertically integrated business that has sold tens of millions of bottles across Canada and is now launching in the United States. 

Emma studied Modern Languages at the University of Edinburgh and has an MA in Journalism and an MSc. in International Development from Sciences Po, Paris. While in Paris, Emma worked for The New York Times and the World Association of Newspapers. 

Emma is represented by Samantha Haywood and Laura Cameron.

Congratulations Emma!