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J.R. Burgmann is a British-Australian emerging writer and critic. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and received his PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies from Monash University, where he is based at the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. His co-authored monograph Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach (Liverpool University Press, 2020) was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Award 2020 and Locus Award 2021. Children of Tomorrow, his debut novel, was highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2021 in the category of unpublished manuscripts. In 2022 he was awarded a Wheeler Centre Fellowship to commence work on his second novel Abominable.

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