Alexandra KleemanSep 28, 2021
Something New Under the Sun
An interview with Alexandra Kleeman, Something New Under the Sun (2021). Alexandra and I discuss the need for a more fecund climate imagination, the appeal of writing about California as a natural space under threat, Hollywood as a microcosm for America’s late capitalism, and her love for Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass.
Books Recommended in this episode:
Alexandra Kleeman, Something New Under the Sun
- Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation
- James Bradley, Clade
- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
- Jeffrey Meikle, American Plastic
- Tristan Gooley, The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs
Chris Holmes is Chair of Literatures in English and Associate Professor at Ithaca College. He writes criticism on contemporary global literatures. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. He is the co-director of The New Voices Festival, a celebration of work in poetry, prose, and playwriting by up-and-coming young writers.