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On writing in a climate emergency

‘Writing probably doesn’t feel like the most crucial response here, and maybe it’s not. There is lots of other work to be done. But writing can help us see connections, record violence, build empathy, address possible futures. Writing in an emergency means pulling yourself back from the nostalgic deep dive. It means unwriting our lusty paradises, because they never were.’—Briohny Doyle, speaking at the announcement of the 2020 Stella Prize longlist, on writing in the climate change era.


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