Internationally renowned, award-winning authors like Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi and Ian McEwan are turning to the emerging literary genre of Climate Fiction – or Cli-Fi – to tell stories set in a climatically changed world. The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative invites you to a panel […]

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019, 6:00PM | Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union
In this year’s annual Imagination and Climate Futures Lecture, Omar El Akkad talks about how he came to write his debut novel, American War – the events that inspired it, the references buried throughout the text and the places he visited to research the book.

As we imagine a climate future based on science and policy projections, fiction writers are increasingly imagining climate-impacted worlds of their own. These imagined futures might appear unbelievable or unsettling, but they can also be informative and open our minds to trends and influences from different […]