Aya de León Introduces a New Imprint for Climate Fiction: Fighting Chance Books
From the Write-minded Podcast, Hosted by Brooke Warner and Grant Faulkner
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Aya de León returns to Write-minded to share an announcement about her new climate fiction imprint, Fighting Chance Books, that she’s launching in partnership with She Writes Press in 2023. This is an inspiring conversation about why a climate fiction literature of winning is so important. Aya makes the case that the future isn’t written yet—and we need more stories in which humanity fights back and wins in order to create a different narrative than the dystopian stories that currently dominate CliFi. An important conversation—with a mission at its core. Please help us spread the word about Fighting Chance Books!
Aya de León teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley. She’s an award-winning author of four climate fiction novels for adults, with another underway, in addition to a YA novel, The Mystery Woman in Room Three. Aya’s work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Ebony, Guernica, Writers’ Digest, Bitch, and elsewhere. This year, Candlewick will publish Aya’s first middle grade novel, Undercover Latina. And she’s on the show to announce her new Climate Fiction imprint, Fighting Chance Books.