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The Inconvenient Truths of Climate Fiction

Sat 10 Sep, 10.30am

How can fiction speak to feelings of fear, loss and hope in an age of climate crisis? Hear from writers Else Fitzgerald and Yumna Kassab in conversation with Laura Jean McKay (The Animals in That Country) as they illuminate their newest works, both set against backdrops of environmental degradation and climate change. Fitzgerald’s collection Everything Feels like the End of the World is ‘an exquisite elegy for the world we know, and the world we know is to come’ (Briohny Doyle), while Kassab’s novel Australiana has been lauded as showing ‘our country in all its complexity, mess and glory’ (Zoya Patel).


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