R284. Science in Literary and Mainstream Fiction: A New Wave
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Nancy Lord is the author of several books including Early Warming and Beluga Days and recently edited the anthology Made of Salmon. Her science novel The Pteropod Gang is forthcoming. She teaches creative writing for the University of Alaska and science writing for Johns Hopkins University.
Susan M. Gaines’s books include Carbon Dreams, a novel, and Echoes of Life, a science narrative. Her fiction has appeared in North American Review, Missouri Review, Best of the West, and other anthologies. She is founding director of the Fiction Meets Science program at the University of Bremen, Germany.
Kathleen Dean Moore is an Oregon writer, philosopher, and environmental activist. She has published a dozen books, including Wild Comfort and two recent books about the moral urgency of climate action—Moral Ground and Great Tide Rising. Her new novel, Piano Tide, is set in tidewater Alaska.
Michael Byers is the author of the story collection The Coast of Good Intentions and the novels Long for This World and Percival's Planet. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan.
Jean Hegland's most recent novel, Still Time, is about an aging Shakespearean scholar's final encounters with the plays. A film adaptation of her novel Into the Forest was released in 2016. She has discussed science and "nerd" novels with scientific and literary audiences in Europe and the US.