Publications from the Berlin Family Lecture Series

Each lecture series is turned into a publication with the University of Chicago Press. This collaboration with one of the premier university presses in the world gives the ideas and words of each lecture continued life in print form.

Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability—at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. Visit the University of Chicago Press for more details.

Edited from Amitav Ghosh's 2015 Berlin Family Lectures.