Interviews

The Man with Compound Eyes, Wu Ming-Yi

Click here to return to the series I recently re-read Wu Ming-Yi’s The Man with Compound Eyes, which takes place in Taiwan, and was thrilled to connect with the author. This is the first chat appearing in the world eco-fiction series that has been partially translated, so in that regard I […]

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Rokit, Loranne Vella

Click here to return to the series Today we travel to Malta with Loranne Vella to discuss her award-winning novel Rokit (Merlin Publishers, 2017). It’s 2064, and the European continent is disintegrating: walls are up, and communication structures are down. A car crash in Croatia leaves Rika Dimech, world famous […]

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To Follow Elephants, Rick Hodges

Click here to return to the series In today’s world series, we travel back to the continent of Africa, this time with author Rick Hodges; we talk about his visits to Kenya and his new novel To Follow Elephants (Stormbird Press, March 2019). Stick around, because this summer we will […]

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Climate Change Author Spotlight – D.G. Driver

Back to the series Welcome to the 30th spotlight on authors tackling climate change in fiction. We continue with the YA/teen focus, certainly timely right now as youth have entered the front lines on fighting climate change. This week, on March 15th, is an international march with thousands of students […]

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Women Working in Nature and the Arts, D.M. Cameron

I’m very happy to return to the “Women Working in Nature and the Arts” series with D.M. Cameron, whose novel Beneath the Mother Tree (MidnightSun Publishing, 2018) was recently posted at Dragonfly.  Donna writes radio plays, film scripts, and novels and has received many awards. As with other women in […]

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Climate Change Author Spotlight – Ned Tillman

Back to the series I continue my spotlight focus on authors whose novels are aimed toward a young adult and/or teen audience. These books might be interesting to teachers looking for titles that their students can read and discuss together; the storytelling about climate change is not entirely new but […]

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Compass Rose, Anna Burke

Click here to return to the series This month I spotlight Anna Burke and her novel Compass Rose (Bywater Books, 2018), a dystopian high-seas adventure that examines climate refugees, hanging ocean ecosystems, and ways  humanity might adapt to rising, warmer oceans while also following the protagonist as she comes of […]

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Red Wolf, Paint, and Hawk – Jennifer Dance

Click here to return to the series Today we travel to North America to look at historical and modern Canada, and the environmental, social, and economic cruelty and injustice befallen to its people and land. I talk with Jennifer Dance, author of Red Wolf, Paint, Hawk, and the play Dandelions […]

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Climate Change Author Spotlight – Edan Lepucki

Back to the series I was thrilled to chat with Edan about her work in the field of climate change and storytelling. She is the author of the novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me and the novels California and Woman No. 17.  California debuted at #3 on the New […]

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Lamentations of Zeno, Ilija Trojanow

Click here to return to the series Today we explore the Antarctic via the novel Lamentations of Zeno (Verso Books, 2016) by Ilija Trojanow. I had not reached out to Ilija before, though I read his book a couple years ago and featured it at the Free Word Centre as […]

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The Butterfly Effect, Rajat Chaudhuri

Click here to return to the series For this part of the global eco-fiction series, I was thrilled to talk with Rajat Chaudhuri, author of The Butterfly Effect (September 3, 2018, Olive Turtle, Niyogi), which Scroll.in describes as a novel that “blends mystery, eco-fiction and a Russian doll narrative.” Truly […]

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Climate Change Author Spotlight – Chantal Bilodeau

Back to the series I’ve known Chantal Bilodeau for a few years now, as our work aligns closely. She is the founder of Artists and Climate Change, an amazing site that covers a wide range of art that intersects with global warming. The art categories at AACC include architecture, comics, […]

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Lost Objects’ “Little Red Drops”, Marian Womack

Click here to return to the series Over the summer, I spotlighted author Marian Womack’s new collection of short stories, Lost Objects. These stories explore place and landscape at different stages of decay, positioning them as fighting grounds for death and renewal. From dystopian Andalusia to Scotland or the Norfolk […]

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Interview with Cai Emmons, Weather Woman

Grounded in both awe and science, aching with wonder, and written with the dazzling surprise of a double rainbow… Emmons is a natural literary force to be reckoned with.  —Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World and the New York Times bestsellers Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow About the Book and Author Bronwyn […]

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Interview with Carol Fiore

Part XIX. Women Working in Nature and the Arts, Carol Fiore Today I am thrilled to welcome Carol Fiore to part 19 of our Women Working in Nature and the Arts series. Carol Fiore is the author of three books and several magazine articles. We’ll look at her most recent […]

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