Kingsolver’s novel expertly grapples with the seeming impossibility of reconciling the trials and tribulations of everyday life in late capitalism with the abstract frame of climate disaster. With the use of one nearly allegorical event, the novel ties together the loose ends to prove just how intertwined the two actually are.

Published in 2012 by HarperCollins

Prompted by a personal impulse, a scholar Daisy Hilyard ventures into unfamiliar territory to probe the paradoxes of how we are immersed in the climate through various modes of ‘having’ our bodies. Her investigation centers around the contrasting notions of split and interconnectedness, exploring their consequences for our understanding of our place and role within the crisis, drawing on examples from literature, her own life and a series of unusual encounters.

Published in 2017 by Fitzcaraldo Editions

What makes Clade much more than just a display of the possible impacts the rising temperatures will have on our world, is its ceaseless and conscious focus on the question of how we, as individuals, families and communities, will have to navigate them. In Bradley’s dystopia, the unfamiliarity with the change clashes with the familiarity of everyday existence—his ability to capture and explore this particular tension results in an extremely powerful and provoking image.

Published in 2015 by Hamish Hamilton

One of the greatest strengths of Ghosh’s essay lies in its insightful versatility. From questioning literature’s very ability to address the theme of climate disaster, particularly as exhibited in the novel, to exposing imperialism and colonialism as significant drivers of the crisis, The Great Derangement  brings together a number of planes—personal, historical and literary—juxtaposing them in a thought provoking meditation on our current condition.

Published in 2016 by University of Chicago Press