This chapter investigates the response of the Australian novel to the Anthropocene. It considers ways in which new, speculative fictions have sought to represent deep time and planetary interconnection, and interrogates how this connects to long-standing settler-colonial relations to land. It considers such writers as James Bradley, George Turner, and Tara June Winch, and emphasizes the region of Western Australia as a place of particular environmental urgency.
|Title of host publication||The Cambridge Companion to the Australian Novel|
|Editors||Nicholas Birns, Louis Klee|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge, UK|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|