For his first show as our recurring Monday host, Douglas Haynes digs into the new book The World As We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate. Joining him is one of the anthology’s editors Amy Brady and contributing author Nickolas Buttler.
They discuss the big feelings around climate change explored in the book, and take us deep into several of the essays.
Amy Brady is the Executive Director of Orion and the former Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books. She is the author of Ice: An American Obsession, a cultural history of ice forthcoming from Putnam in 2023. Her writing about culture, environmentalism, and climate change has appeared in O, the Oprah magazine, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Village Voice, the Dallas Morning News, Pacific Standard, McSweeney’s, Literary Hub, among others.
Nickolas Butler is a novelist based out of rural Wisconsin. He is the author of Shotgun Lovesongs, Beneath the Bonfire, The Hearts of Men, and Little Faith. Nick has published articles, reviews, short stories, and poetry in publications such as: Ploughshares, Narrative, and The New York Times Book Review, to name a few.