Cli-Fi (or Climate Fiction) is a growing body of literature directly confronting the climate crisis. What once was the purview of hard-hitting journalistic nonfiction is now the shared backdrop of literary storytelling and speculative fiction. Authors are inventively finding ways to depict the glaring truth that the climate crisis—for far too long dangerously sidelined within cultural discourse, erroneously perceived as at once too abstract and too immense to bring into human narrative—is a cataclysmic humanitarian crisis. Join Maja Lunde (The Last Wild Horses, The History of Bees), Alexandra Kleeman (Something New Under the Sun) and Tochi Onyebuchi (Goliath) as they discuss their work and the growth of cli-fi. This conversation will be moderated by climate activist and writer Emily Raboteau. ASL interpretation provided by Pro Bono ASL.
Support for this program is provided by NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.
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