Writing the Anthropocene

Saturday, March 21 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Novelists Amitav Ghosh, Lindsay Lerman, and Johanna Stoberock will discuss their work.

Novelists Amitav Ghosh (Gun Island), Lindsay Lerman (I’m From Nowhere), and Johanna Stoberock (Pigs) will discuss their work tackling the emotional and narrative impacts of our contemporary climate crisis. Book sales and a signing will follow. This event will be free to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[Gun Island] is an intellectual romp that traces Bengali folklore, modern human trafficking, and the devastating effects of climate change across generations and countries….Ghosh writes with deep intelligence and illuminating clarity about complex issues. This ambitious novel memorably draws connections among history, politics, and mythology.” —Publishers Weekly

“To say a lot without saying much, to pack hints that can explode in a reader’s mind in a tiny space, like Lerman has done, is no small feat.” —Moazzam Sheikh, Medium

“In luminous prose, Stoberock has crafted a parable for our time, one in which the environment, community, and human empathy are central to understanding our world. It’s dark and creepy, but beyond the mud-caked veneer, the book shines like a verdant island of its own.” —Sarah Neilson, Literary Hub

This event is part of the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.