As the threats of climate change become grim reality, artists are compelled by visions of what lies ahead. Sally Abbott’s debut novel, Closing Down, glimpses a world torn apart by financial crises and a changing climate. James Bradley’s Clade is an urgent novel about time, family and how a changing planet might change our lives. The work of Wiradjuri woman Hannah Donnelly experiments with indigenous responses to climate change. These home-grown creatives, who are keeping a weather eye on our future, are in conversation with acclaimed author Ashley Hay.
James Bradley (Australian)
James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new novel is Ghost Species.
Ashley Hay (Australian)
Ashley Hay is a Brisbane-based novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the Peoples’ Choice from the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for The Railwayman’s Wife, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her latest novel is A Hundred Small Lessons. She is the editor of Griffith Review.