Author Talk: Stories to save the world: the new wave of climate fiction

Writing groups and literature Climate change and its ramifications are a part of everyday life in Australia. The prospect of environmental disaster also weighs heavily on the minds of contemporary Australian writers. Recent years has seen a number of titles that creatively speculate on an uncertain future. Join acclaimed Melbourne writers Alice Robinson and Kate Mildenhall with Lee Kofman as they discuss the genre of Climate Fiction (or ‘Cli-Fi’) and how their fictional works can address the myriad complex, universal issues surrounding climate change. This is a hybrid event: filmed in branch and also streamed via Zoom. About the authors: Alice Robinson is the author of Anchor Point, longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards in 2015 and The Glad Shout, winner of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction in 2019 and shortlisted for a Colin Roderick Literary Award and an Aurealis Award in 2020. Alice has a PhD by Research in Creative Writing, and her fiction, essays and reviews have been published widely in literary journals. Kate Mildenhall is the author of two novels – Skylarking (2016) and The Mother Fault (2020). She co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book. Kate lives in Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri lands, with her partner and two children. She is currently working on her third novel and undertaking a PhD on creative process. Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist and sometimes-poet based in Melbourne. Lee holds a PhD in social sciences and MA in creative writing. She is the author of three fiction books and two memoirs, The Dangerous Bride (Melbourne University Press 2014), and Imperfect (Affirm Press 2019).


  • Thursday, 21 July 2022 | 07:00 PM - Thursday, 21 July 2022 | 08:00 PM