Roy Scranton

Author, We're Doomed. Now What?

Roy Scranton is the author of We're Doomed. Now What?War Porn and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene. He is the co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. Scranton's journalism, essays and fiction have been published in The NationRolling StoneThe New York TimesBoston Review and elsewhere. 

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton and an M.A. from the New School for Social Research and teaches in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Fire and Water: A Year of Climate Conversations

From fires and floods to hurricanes and hot temperatures, 2018 put climate on the front page in ways it hadn’t been before. Yet amidst the disruption, clean energy prices continued to fall, climate-conscious technologies continued to progress, and people living on the front lines of climate change found ways to adapt and thrive. Join us for a look back on some of our most memorable conversations of 2018.

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?”