Drought-Stricken Literature

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“And a new literature of drought may be emerging—one with room for stories that recall the past, but also for the possibility of trouble on a scale we’ve never seen before”

According to Anna North, water—or rather the lack there of—is becoming a topic that writers increasingly engage with. You can read her essay about literature in times of drought over at The New York Times Op-Talk blog.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →