Climate Literature Book Club


Date(s) - 03/10/2023 - 04/10/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Love literature and want to read more about the climate? This book club gives you the perfect opportunity to discuss a variety of contemporary novels that engage with the changing climate. Engaging with world literature, from science fiction to realism, we will discuss the challenges of climate change and questions of hope, adaptability, and resilience as they emerge across these novels:

  • Tuesday 2nd May – Octavia Butler – Parable of the Sower
  • Tuesday 6th June – Rob Hopkins – From What Is To What If – non-fiction

After then, we will have a break and start again in October:

  • Tuesday 3rd Oct – Ned Beauman – Venomous Lumpsucker
  • Tuesday 7th Nov – Bradley Somer – Extinction
  • Tuesday 5th Dec – Elizabeth Rush – Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore – non-fiction

Break in January

  • Tuesday 6th Feb – Joanne Stubbs – The Fish
  • Tuesday 5th March – Jessie Greengrass – The High House
  • Tuesday 2nd April – Rachelle Atalla – Thirsty Animals

The book club is developed and led by Dr Sarah Robertson (UWE English Literature), whose current research is on climate change and literature.

The book club is free of charge and you can join by dropping-in with no prior booking (though it would be great if you could let us know at if you are intending to join, just so we have a rough idea of numbers).




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