Listen: Parables of Nutmegs and GenocideAmitav Ghosh

  Amitav Ghosh is an influential Indian writer and environmental thinker who has won many honours for his fiction. A former academic, he’s the author of several substantial works of non-fiction, including The Great Derangement, an exploration of literature’s failure to address the climate and ecological emergency. His new work, The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in […]

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Shapes of our fearTessa Hadley

  Amitav Ghosh’s book The Great Derangement was published in 2016. It’s a moving polemic, accusing contemporary novelists of failing to find the right forms, or the necessary urgency, in addressing the climate crisis. And it’s a crucial intervention. Which novelist hasn’t been anguished by this widening gap, like a chasm opening under our own […]

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READ: They All Run TogetherJoin us for On the Brink: Mon 30th Nov, 7pm GMT

Vaquita Porpoise

This year for Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30th, Writers Rebel are bringing together 20 writers from around the globe including Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ben Okri, Homero Aridjis and others to each tell  the story of one animal. Please join us for this free landmark event. Below, Writers Rebel member Alex […]

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Listen: Writers Rebel Bookclub with Amitav Ghosh

We were thrilled to get together with Amitav Ghosh to talk about his book The Great Derangement, a seminal work about colonialism, Climate Crisis and much more. It was published in 2015, pre-dating Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Strikes. There follows a discussion with Mothiur Rahman (XR Muslims, Guardianship and Visioning Circles), Ami Amlani (XR […]

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