Jenny Offill

Author, Weather

Jenny Offill is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award); Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award and the International Dublin Award; and Weather. She lives in upstate New York and teaches at Syracuse University and in the low residency program at Queens University.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Storytelling Through the Climate Crisis

How are writers using stories to help readers – and themselves – process the experience of climate change? Author Jenny Offill felt a “creeping sense of dread” when she delved into climate science while writing her her new novel, Weather, which features a woman who produces a climate change podcast. As the gravity of the facts sank in, one day Offiil asked herself, “Why do I know this and believe this intellectually but I don't feel anything?”