Tag Archive for: Political Fiction

Lizzie works in a university library. One of her jobs is answering the letters that come in to Hell or High Water, a doom-laden podcast hosted by her former university mentor.

At first, she enjoys the role but soon she finds herself struggling to strike the obligatory note of hope in her responses. Her comfortable lifestyle begins to falter as her obsession with disaster psychology and people preparing for the end of the world grows.

‘It’s surprising, given the subject matter, how much fun Weather is, both to read and discuss, and also how darkly funny’ – The Guardian

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2020 and longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2021.

Read our Librarian’s top climate change fiction picks by heading to our Fiction section