“I’m thrilled to tell you that my new cli fi novel ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ has been selected for the 2014 list of ‘The Nevils’, (Noted Cli-Fi Novels Of The Year),” writes Lisa Devaney in London. “This award honours new cli-fi (climate change fiction) authors and books each year.”
“The list was created by climate activist and literary theorist Danny Bloom, who coined the phrase ‘cli-fi’ and is devoted to making the literary genre a worldwide success,” Devaney added. “I am listed among some amazing writers and books, and so it is a great honour for me to be included.”
”The Nevils” are named after Nevil Shute, for his famous novel “On The Beach” — first published in 1957 and warning the world about the dangers of nuclear war and nuclear winter. Bloom says he came up with the idea for ”The Nevils”, naming them after Mr Shute, and hoping to inspire a writer to create one day create that will do for climate change what the British-Australian writer did for nuclear war — make people give a damn, make people do something about it and make people wake up to the call of a dangerous threat.
Still, climate deniers rage on against the realities and truth that climate change will happen, and still people are not taking enough action to stop global warming and the destruction of the environment of Earth. The disrespect, denial and constant destruction of nature with activities like ‘fracking’ will be the end of our planet. Maybe these Nevils, these cli-fi books, these ideas, these writers and the hard work and effort of the organizers to create and promote the genre of cli-fi, will help the situation. Let’s hope so.
Among cli fi authors honored this year are Gregory Ziegler in America, Claude Nougat in Italy, Hamish MacDonald in Scotland, Mindy McGinnis in America, Emmi Itaranti in Finland, Lloyd Jones in Wales, Kate Kelly in the UK, Kat Ross in New York, Joshua David Bellin in America, and Antti Tuoamenin in Finland.
To see the entire list of noted cli fi novels of 2014 — “The Nevils” — click on this blog:
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