“It’s been clear, what the scientists have been saying for decades now has gone unheard. So it seems to me a really important role for us as artists – whether we’re visual artists, film makers or writers – is to deal with the emotional side...You have to go where it hurts.”
Authors and environmentalists Liz Jensen and Gregory Norminton talk to Ben Smith about the pervasive influence of climate change on fiction. If proselytising isn’t a good look for fiction, how can or should writers write in this changing world?
From climate grief to the restrictive boundaries of genre, our guests talk about climate change and the craft of writing, including a host of ideas for writers and a debate on the limitations, and importance, of fiction to influence change.