Jeff Sparrow: Crimes Against Nature | Melbourne Writers Festival

Walkley Award–winning journalist Jeff Sparrow discusses his seventh book, Crimes Against Nature, which recasts ordinary people as the solution rather than the problem when it comes to preserving our planet. Telling stories of hope with ‘the lucidity and animation of a true crime podcast’ (The Saturday Paper), Sparrow uses fresh material to offer a more optimistic take on the most pressing issue of our time.

With Elizabeth McCarthy.

This event is in partnership with Kingston Libraries


Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, broadcaster, and Walkley award-winning journalist. He is a columnist for The Guardian Australia, a former Breakfaster at Melbourne’s 3RRR, and a past editor of Overland literary journal. He lectures at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

Crimes Against Nature

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis, which argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

Crimes Against Nature uses fresh material to offer a very different take on the most important issue of our times. It takes the familiar narrative about global warming — the one in which we are all to blame — and inverts it, to show how, again and again, pollution and ecological devastation have been imposed on the population without our consent and (often) against our will. From histories of…

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