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Diana McCaulay interviewed in The Environment

Diana McCaulay was interviewed for The Environment, the magazine for the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. She talks about climate justice and her latest novel, Daylight Come:

I saw a newspaper story about heat stress for construction workers in the Middle East; workers falling from scaffolding due to the heat. I started to think about what would happen if people couldn’t work outside any more. Then I paid close attention to how many people work outdoors in Jamaica and began to imagine a climate novel on a tropical island where this was no longer possible. Being a lifelong insomniac, I also thought this might affect people’s ability to sleep.

Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican writer and environmental activist. She has written four earlier novels, including Dog-Heart (2010) and Huracan (2012), published by Peepal Tree Press. Both books met with critical acclaim and have broken local publishing records. Daylight Come is a tense, threat-filled odyssey, centred on a mother and daughter in a dystopian near-future, where climate change has made life on the Caribbean island of Bajacu a gruelling trial.

Read the interview in full in the December issue of The Environment.

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