Ever since I partnered up with a writer, Glen Retief, my life has been enriched by the many writers that I meet. These days I attend readings with some pretty awesome folks sharing their work: Aminatta Forna, Karla Kelsey, Natalie Diaz, Lydia Davis, Claudia Rankin, Honor Moore, Carolyn Forché, and George Saunders.
I first met Claire Vaye Watkins and her partner, writer, Derek Palacio, when they lived nearby and worked at Bucknell University. It was only after they moved away, I learned Claire had been working on a climate changed-themed novel during her time at Bucknell. We never spoke about climate change at that time, but after hearing an interview of Claire on WNYC’s On the Media, I learned about her book, Gold Fame Citrus.
This past fall I sat down and chatted with Claire about the book and her musings around climate change. As a creative writer, she is free to imagine all sorts of scenarios; she let’s her mind go to deliciously creative places and some tight scary spaces. What she shared with me is powerful, moving, at time hilarious, thought-provoking, and challenging. I am pleased to feature this interview in the latest episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio.
You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, Google Play, PlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.
If you listen on iTunes, please consider rating and reviewing us!