Tag Archive for: comedy

 

Eleanor Oliphant meets Killing Eve in this funny and gloriously unhinged New Zealand sensation, longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2023. The climate is in crisis and wealthy immigrants are flocking to New Zealand for shelter, stealing land and taking over. A darkly comic novel about a slacker called Alice who is drawn into action of the most radical – and dangerous – kind. Bold and brilliantly bizarre, She’s a Killer is a satirical dystopian cli-fi thriller.

 

 

Inspired by a real-life green garden consultancy, this rom-com artfully combines comedy, fiction and science to foster green solutions. Tim – the unlikely hero – is fifty, single and trapped in a job he despises. In a desperate quest to find love and meaning, Tim transforms himself into Habitat Man, an eco-friendly twenty-first century superhero who endeavours to rescue the planet through a combination of wildlife gardening, composting toilets, bird psychology and green funerals.

When Tim accidentally digs up the body of the fabled guerrilla knitter in a back garden, his struggle for a better future becomes threatened by secrets from his past. Tim’s crises mirror those faced by the planet, and his sharing-economy, costing-for-nature policies offer hope for us all. D.A. Baden is Professor of Sustainability at the University of Southampton. Her award-winning research centres on how to move beyond preaching to the converted and engage mainstream audiences in green solutions.

“Habitat Man is both great fun and a delightful reflection on the ways we live –and die! – at a time when more and more people are grappling with today’s environmental challenges.” Jonathon Porritt