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. 

Ashley Hay (Australian)

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Ashley Hay's latest novel is A Hundred Small Lessons. Her earlier work has won accolades in Australia and abroad, most recently the 2016 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. She has been longlisted for awards including the Miles Franklin and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Kibble. Her previous novel, The Railwayman's Wife, received the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies' Colin Roderick Award, and People's Choice at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. It was published in the UK, the US and in translation.