I’m very excited to be launching something I’ve been working on for a while now – a database of over fifty internationally published authors writing fiction about climate change.
My next two novels are climate fiction, and during my research I’ve found a distinct lack of comprehensive resources about other eco-novels. My hope is that the website, climate-fiction.org, will be helpful for teachers and librarians compiling lists of climate fiction, and looking for authors who can speak on environmental topics.
Members include Marcus Sedgwick, Rebecca Roanhorse, Charlie Jane Anders, Cory Doctorow, Laura Lam, James Bradley, Sarah Crossan, S. J. Morden, Emmi Itäranta, Piers Torday and Julie Bertagna, as well as many other authors located in China, Vietnam, Australia, the USA, Canada and Great Britain – explore them all here. If you’re an author writing about climate change, please get in touch to be added to the website.
The site will also include a newsletter released every two weeks of essays about writing and climate activism; interviews with authors of new releases; and a round-up of climate news. Please subscribe if you’d like to be kept up to date – it launches this week with an essay by Marcus Sedgwick and interview with Cara Hoffman. Upcoming topics include ‘How to Build a Solarpunk City’, ‘Connecting with Nature and Rewilding’, ‘Antarctica and environmentalism in fiction’ and ‘Queer people after the apocalypse’.
The League was inspired by a similar writing collective, the Women Writers Suffrage League, formed in 1908 by activists, who said, “A body of writers working for a common cause cannot fail to influence public opinion.”
The Climate Fiction Writers League are a group of authors who believe in the necessity of climate action, immediately and absolutely. Fiction is one of the best ways to inspire passion, empathy and action in readers. Our works raise awareness of climate change, and encourage action at the individual, corporate and government levels.