Cultural/Regional

Spotlight – Donna M Cameron

About the Book The Rewilding (Transit Lounge, 2024) is an exhilarating and unforgettable love song for our world. Heartbroken and in fear for his life, corporate whistle blower, Jagger Eckerman, escapes to hide out in a remote cave, but kick-arse radical, Nia Moretti, is furious a ‘capitalist suit’ has taken […]

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The Bee Sting, Paul Murray

The Barnes family is in trouble. Dickie’s once-lucrative car business is going under—but Dickie is spending his days in the woods, building an apocalypse-proof bunker with a renegade handyman. His wife, Imelda, is selling off her jewelry on eBay and half-heartedly dodging the attention of fast-talking cattle farmer Big Mike, […]

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Never Whistle at Night, Shane Hawk, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr., et al.

Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This belief takes many forms: for instance, Native Hawaiians believe it summons the Hukai’po, the spirits of ancient warriors, and Native Mexicans say it calls Lechuza, a witch that can transform into an owl. But what all these legends […]

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Spotlight – The Storm, Arif Anwar

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book     At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, Arif Anwar’s The Storm (Washington Square Press, 2021) “moves us deftly through time and across borders, beautifully illustrating the strange intersections we call fate, and reminding us how […]

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Stolen, Ann-Helén Laestadius

Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. Soon to be a Netflix film: Louise Erdrich meets Jo Nesbø in this spellbinding Swedish novel that follows a young indigenous woman as she struggles to defend her family’s reindeer herd and culture amidst xenophobia, climate change, and a devious hunter whose targeted kills are considered […]

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Haven, Emma Donoghue

In seventh-century Ireland, a scholar and priest called Artt has a dream telling him to leave the sinful world behind. Taking two monks—young Trian and old Cormac—he rows down the river Shannon in search of an isolated spot on which to found a monastery. Drifting out into the Atlantic, the […]

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Moon of the Turning Leaves, Waubgeshig Rice

Updated from original post: More info is out now, including a beautiful cover! I interviewed Waub Rice, who said that the sequel to Moon of the Crusted Snow is Moon of the Turning Leaves and that: It takes place ten years after the end of Moon of the Crusted Snow. […]

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Pink Slime, Fernanda Trías

Winner of the Uruguayan National Literature Prize for Fiction, the Bartolomé-Hidalgo Fiction Prize, and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Literature Prize. A port city is in the grips of an ecological crisis. The river has filled with toxic algae, and a deadly ‘red wind’ blows through its streets; […]

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The Water Diviner, Zahran Alqasmi

The Water Diviner won the 2023 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), and through IPAF will receive an English translation. According to Emerites 24/7: The Water Diviner by Zahran Alqasmi explores a new subject in modern fiction: water and its impact on the natural environment and the lives of human […]

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Everything the Light Touches, Janice Pariat

Drawn richly from scientific and botanical ideas, Everything the Light Touches is a swirl of ever-expanding themes: the contrasts between modern India and its colonial past, urban and rural life, capitalism and centuries-old traditions of generosity and gratitude, script and “song and stone.” Pulsating at its center is the dichotomy […]

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Black River, Nilanjana S. Roy

For the most part, Delhi turns its back on her, staining her swollen body with its ashes and garbage and sewage, choking her with the city’s waste, its discards, its corpses and diseases,” writes Nilanjana Roy in Black River. –The Print India This shockingly powerful literary thriller is set in […]

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Spotlight – Oghenechovwe Ekpeki, Zelda Knight, and Sheree Renée Thomas

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book From award-winning editorial team Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight comes an anthology of 32 original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African diaspora: Africa Risen: A New […]

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The Last Polar Bear, Dana Rodney

The Last Polar Bear is part wildlife adventure, part nature narrative, and a thought-provoking story of the Arctic’s last polar bear and the Inuit woman who tries to save it. Dana Rodney’s The Last Polar Bear is a stirring, heartbreaking cry for change in the rapidly warming north. What The […]

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The Rooftop Garden, Menaka Raman-Wilms

Click here to return to the series This month we head to Germany, for the first time in the world eco-fiction series, to explore The Rooftop Garden (Nightwood Editions, October 2022), a debut novel from Menaka Raman-Wilms’—author, journalist, and host of The Globe and Mail’s The Decibel. Thanks to Menaka […]

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Limberlost, Robbie Arnott

The third novel by the award-winning author of Flames and The Rain Heron, Limberlost is an extraordinary chronicle of life and land: of carnage and kindness, blood ties and love.

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