Lit Chat Interview with Bestselling Environmental Writer Jeff Goodell

Monday, May 13, 2024

Lit Chat Interview with Jeff Goodell

# You May Never See a Hot Summer Day the Same Way Again...

Jeff Goodell is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, which was picked as a New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017, as well as one of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017. Goodell's previous books include Sunnyvale, a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future

His latest book is the New York Times bestseller The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet - about the impact that temperature rise will have on our lives and our planet. 


Lit Chat Interview with Jeff Goodell, Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. The author will appear live at the Main Library. If you are unable to attend in person, you can catch the live stream online via Zoom. 

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This program is presented in partnership with the St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Jacksonville Climate Coalition. A book signing will follow the interview and books will be available to purchase on-site from our partners at The Bookmark.

The Heat Will Kill You First book cover. Cover art includes a bright sun and scorched landscape.

"Through stellar reporting, artful storytelling and fascinating scientific explanations, Goodell brings to life heat as a world re-making force... This searing plea for a better, fairer and cooler future should be read by anyone with skin in the game - which is every single one of us," - Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything.


Check out Jeff's work from the Library!

Jeff Goodell has covered climate change for more than two decades at Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, his work has been recognized by the American Meteorological Society, New America, and the inaugural Covering Climate Change Now Journalism Awards for Feature Writing. He is a Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and serves on the board of the McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Interviewer Nikesha Elise Williams is a two-time Emmy award-winning producer, an award-winning author, and producer and host of the Black & Published podcast. Her latest novel, The Seven Daughters of Dupree, was acquired by Scout Press and will be published in 2025. A Chicago native, Nikesha is a columnist with JAX Today. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and VOX. She lives in Florida with her family.


Other climate change reads:

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe

Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change by Geoff Dembicki

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

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