A mildly despondent utopian who writes deep dives into climate change and culture, and has been doing so in one way or another for 20 years.
I’m Sarah Lewis. I've been writing about climate change in one way or another for 20 years. I started as a journalist covering climate change in the early 2000s. There weren't many of us doing it then and I wasn't very good. I mean, I could get the information and write the words well enough, but my politics couldn't keep up with what I saw happening. Then my politics caught up and I had to check out of journalism to deal with my despair. I started writing fiction and creative non-fiction, found My True Calling ™ as a mildly despondent utopian, co-founded and ran Writers’ HQ for several many some years, and now I write absurdly deep dives into climate change and culture at fictionalsarah.substack.com
I've written for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Ecologist and plenty of other publications. Along the way I've won a bunch of awards. I'm supposed to tell you what they all but idk the thing I'm most proud of is how people feel when they read the stuff I write, because that's the point of this for me. If you're crying or laughing, or preferably both, then I'm doing it right. Look, if there's not snot, then I'm redrafting. Ok?