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Climate Fiction Reading Group

A growing number of literary fiction is using climate change as a central theme. We meet once a month at Biskopshuset for a breakfast seminar to explore how climate change is lived, approached, and told. Taking the novel as a starting point we delve into topics on why it is difficult to let go of the known, on loss, anger and grief, and desirable visions of a future. Anyone interested is welcome but registration is mandatory. We have a few copies of each novel that you can borrow, first come first served.

Because of the ongoing pandemic seminars will be held online. To attend you have to register, follow the links below to do so.

15 September: The Overstory by Richard Powers

13 October: Wolf Totem by Lü Jiamin (using his pseudonym Jiang Rong)

17 November: of Ants and Dinosaurs by Liu Cixin

15 December: Year of the Drought by Roland Buti

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Books we have read

Spring 2020

American War, Omar El Akkad

Tentacle, Rita Indiana

Gun Island, Amitav Ghosh

Bangkok Wakes to Rain, Pitchaya Sudbanthad


Autumn 2019

Floodland, Marcus Sedgwick

Green Earth, Kim Stanley Robinson

The Swan Book, Alexis Wright

Walkaway, Cory Doctorow

The Sands of Sarasvati, Risto Isomäki


Spring 2019

Blå, Maja Lunde

Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins

Slutet, Mats Strandberg

What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Floating World, Morgan C. Babst


Autumn 2018

History of Bees, Maja Lunde

Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson

Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer



Do you want to read any of the titles listed above? You can borrow them from our library if you work or live close to Lund. Just send an e-mail to Alexandra Nikoleris.

Johannes Stripple  
johannes [dot] stripple [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se 

Alexandra Nikoleris 
alexandra [dot] nikoleris [at] miljo [dot] lth [dot] se