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J.R. Burgmann


J.R. Burgmann is an emerging writer and PhD candidate with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. His research focuses on the representation and communication of climate change in popular fictional media.

He is the co-author of Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach (Liverpool University Press, 2020), which was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Award 2020 and Locus Award 2021 in the category of non-fiction. In 2020 he was a finalist in the Everything Change Climate Fiction Prize. His début novel Children of Tomorrow, a family saga set in our age of climate change, was highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2021 in the category of unpublished manuscripts. It will be published by Upswell Publishing in early 2023.

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