Writers on Earth is a collection of reflections, essays, stories, and poems that captures the heart of Gen Z’s relationship with the environmental issues of the 21st century.
Rather than equating nature with the pristine and preserved, the pieces represent the environment as all-encompassing: the toxic dust in Bangkok, the rain in Manila, the disappearing maya birds and the invasive stoats and possums in New Zealand. The world of climate change is their world. This generation knows no other.
These pages extend the vibrant community of young writers found at Write the World (www.writetheworld.com)—the global online gathering place for 13 to 19-year-old writers. With a Foreword by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Elizabeth Kolbert, Writers on Earth comprises 33 pieces, hand-selected by the editors at Write the World from thousands of works and including stunning illustrations by young artists Emma Barry and Liberty Mountain.