Anthropologist and writer Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Considered as one of the most influential Indian writers, Ghosh is the author of titles including The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, The Hungry Tide and The Ibis Trilogy.
His most recent works are The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, on the issue of climate change, and Gun Island, translated into more than thirty languages.
His essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic and the New York Times. Amitav Ghosh holds two lifetime achievement awards and four honorary doctorates.
Gaia Vince is a science writer and broadcaster interested in the interplay between humans and the planetary environment.
She has held senior editorial posts at Nature and New Scientist, and her writing has featured in newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Times and Scientific American.
She also writes and presents science programmes for radio and television. Her research takes her across the world: she has visited more than 60 countries, lived in three and is currently based in London.
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