As the season shifts with spring, there is no more refreshing sentiment than the idea of returning to the great, green wild. Which is why this spring, we are proud to present critically acclaimed author and activist Jeff VanderMeer for our virtual author event: World Reborn, with special host Ean Tafoya, on Friday, April 29, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Jeff embodies the ideals of rewilding, or letting nature and the natural rhythms of the world take care of itself. In our excitement for the main event, we sat down with Jeff to talk about his passion for this movement and the fiction he creates to reflect these ideals in an intimate pre-event interview. Browse the full playlist, opens a new window to learn about Jeff's work with aspiring authors, what it's like to write a new hit novel or how he creates a refuge for shrinking wildlife populations in his own backyard. Discover where Jeff finds his inspiration and the clever ways he's had to document his ideas when they strike, like the occasions when he's out on a quiet hike and has "had to figure out what leaves are best to write on and will not crumble in my pocket because I run out of paper while hiking."