Catherine Bush’s “prose is a lightning storm in the dark of climate crisis, gothic, forceful and beautifully intimate. Here is the majesty and awe of unleashed nature and we are caught in the grip.” – author Lisa Moore.

Catherine is the author of four novels, including Best Book Accusation, Globe Best Book of the Year Claire’s Head, New York Times Notable Book The Rules of Engagement, and City of Toronto Best Book Minus Time. She is the coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph.

Catherine’s forthcoming novel Blaze Island explores climate futures as its main character, Miranda, uncovers her father’s past life as a climate scientist and explores how love and greed interfere with environmental action. Catherine often speaks about writing fiction on the climate crisis, and was a Fiction Meets Science Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany.

She is based in Toronto.

Author Patrons: Chez Piggy, Zoe Yanofsky


Appearing in: 19. The Big Idea: The End of Life as We Know it?