As the threats of climate change become grim reality, artists are compelled by visions of what lies ahead. Sally Abbott’s debut novel, Closing Down, glimpses a world torn apart by financial crises and a changing climate. James Bradley’s Clade is an urgent novel about time, family and how a changing planet might change our lives. The work of Wiradjuri woman Hannah Donnelly experiments with indigenous responses to climate change. These home-grown creatives, who are keeping a weather eye on our future, are in conversation with acclaimed author Ashley Hay. 

James Bradley (Australian)

James Bradley is an award-winning writer and critic. His novels include Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, all of which have won or been shortlisted for major Australian and international literary awards. He is also the author of a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and a young adult novel, The Silent Invasion.

Sally Abbott (Australian)

Sally Abbott is a former journalist and a PR consultant in Melbourne. Sally was the winner of the inaugural Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2015. Closing Down is her first novel and will be published in May 2017.