Spoke with Robin MacArthur, author of Heart Spring Mountain (out now on Ecco Books).We discussed what influenced her latest work, the house she built together with her husband, and what millennials can learn from earlier generations about fighting climate change and other big world problems.
Want more cli-fi reading recommendations?
Check out EcoLit Books's favorite reads of 2017. They list fiction and nonfiction titles, all wrestling with climate change and other environmental concerns.
An artist you should know: Zaria Forman
Forman communicates the urgency of climate change through incredible drawings of remote landscapes. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, at NYC's new Climate Museum, and as part of Banksy's Dismaland. Listen to an interview with her at Your Creative Push.
This gorgeous work of nonfiction is what's currently on my bedside table. It chronicles the findings of conservation biologist Gleb Raygorodetsky as he traveled around the world, visiting Indigenous populations and asking them about how climate change has affected their communities--and what they're doing about it.
What are you reading? Tell me on Twitter what I should pick up next. Tag your Tweet with #burningworlds so more folks can see it!
Art openings, readings, and other events happening this month:
88 Cores, an art exhibition by Peggy Weil. The Climate Museum,New York City. January 19 – February 11
Ethics, Excess, Extinction, an art exhibition featuring Nick Brandt, Antonio Briceño, Rohan Chhabra, Ryder Cooley, Billie Lynn Grace, Gale Hart, Andrea Hasler, Chris Jordan, Kahn & Selesnick, Karen Knorr, Kiki Smith, Karolina Sobecka, Esther Traugot, and Jessica Harrison. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas. January 26 - May 13