Five must-read novels on the environment and climate crisis

Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.

Ti-han Chang, Lecturer in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

climate-change environment feminism trees literature climate-crisis colonialism books novels tsunami meat-industry

What 'Walden' can tell us about social distancing and focusing on life's essentials

'Walden,' published in 1854, is a manual for solitude with a purpose.

Robert M. Thorson, Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~8 min

 covid-19  social-distancing  literature  books  environmentalism  materialism  us-history  massachusetts  solitude  henry-david-thoreau

Coronavirus: five books to keep young people happy during lockdown – children's author

A children's novelist chooses her favourite books to keep young people happy and absorbed while stuck at home.

Mimi Thebo, Reader in Creative Writing, University of Bristol • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~7 min

 coronavirus  literature  reading  terry-pratchett  childrens-books  childrens-picture-books