Mike Hembury

Mike Hembury
Name: Mike Hembury

A writer, musician and photographer, with a regular column on climate change, whose novel, New Clone City (2018), features environmental themes in an urban setting.


I’m an Anglo-Berliner, originally from Portland, England. I write a regular column, primarily on climate change and related themes, for the online literary and political magazine The Wild Word, as well as journalistic pieces for international publications such as ZMag, Green Left Weekly and Huffington Post.

My first novel – New Clone City – was published this year, and, although its setting is very definitely urban, environmental themes play a significant role. I am also very proud to have had a piece included in the recent Terra edition of Dark Mountain.

In addition to writing, I’m also a freelance musician and photographer, and use Twitter a lot (@schnappz) to promote environmental issues. 

Mike is one of our members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared his piece, Corona Diaries: Journal of a Journey, on Day 14 of the 40-day series.

Mike’s ClimateCultures Posts: 

Coastline Project: The Alcuin’s route round Mull

Coastline Project — Sailing Under Wolf Island’s Baleful Gaze

Writer and photographer Mike Hembury spent a week on an Inner Hebridean sailing trip as part of Sail Britain's multidisciplinary Coastline Project. He recalls this small group's ecological encounters and shares poems and photographs they inspired in him. Read More
Grief and hope in the face of environmental crisis Photograph: Tim Hayes/Ende Gelände 2018

Sweeping the Dust

Writer and photographer Mike Hembury read Deborah Tomkins’ post on how grief and hope feature in the work of fellow 'climate writers', and shares a poem in response to his own research into these experiences under climate change. Read More

Website: Mike Hembury
Twitter: @schnappz