Living on the Edge

An online panel of novelists who have responded to issues around the climate crisis and other apocalyptic possibilities, with an emphasis on our coastal waters.

The panel will be chaired by Claire Armitstead (pictured above) – Guardian associate editor, culture.  Claire is a regular participant in festivals worldwide, and a judge of literary competitions.

Ben Smith  Doggerland is a gripping dystopian novel about an old man and a boy apparently marooned on derelict North Sea wind farms (“Terrifying, hugely enjoyable and tremendously moving’ – Jon McGregor)

Jessie Greengrass  The High House uses fiction to confront the climate threat: an East Anglian family take refuge from devastating floods (‘A master observer of inter-human atmosphere’ – Max Porter)

Niall Bourke  Line portrays refugees queing for generations in an arid land in a Britain wrecked by data capitalists. (An enthralling work of high imagination and storytelling flair’ – Donal Ryan)

Alongside this, WBA’s website will feature reviews of these books and other works, mainly in the category sometimes referred to as climate fiction (cli-fi).

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Living on the Edge
Time: Sep 4, 2021 07:00 PM London

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04 Sep 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm