David Wallace-Wells & Amitav Ghosh: A Climate Talk

Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 6 PM
Théâtre Outremont
1248, Avenue Bernard West, Outremont

In English
Free admission, no reservations

Presented by ART SPEAKS


David-Wallace Wells photo : Beowulf Sheehan
Amitav Ghosh photo : Ivo van der Bent

YouTube video


This fall Art Speaks will address the most definitive issue of our times, the climate crisis. Join us on September 27 to listen to two of our most impactful writers on this subject. Following an unprecedented summer during which the most extreme weather events have occurred in the Global North, the authors’ deep knowledge in the field will bring insight into our understanding of the environment and our future within it. As uncontrollable wildfires continue to burn across Canada, this talk could not be more timely.

Amitav Ghosh is the author of many award-winning books including The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and The Ibis Trilogy, consisting of Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire. The Great Derangement; Climate Change and the Unthinkable, a work of non-fiction, appeared in 2016. Gun Island, was released in September 2019 and The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis, was released in October, 2021. Amitav Ghosh holds two Lifetime Achievement awards and four honorary doctorates.

David Wallace-Wells is a writer for New York Times Opinion, a columnist for the New York Times Magazine, and the author of the international best-seller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, which the Guardian called “an epoch-defining book” and the Washington Post called “the Silent Spring of our time.” He was previously deputy editor of New York Magazine and, before that, the deputy editor of the Paris Review.