Hilary Scharper is a Canadian novelist. Her current project is set of five (mysteriously) water-ly novels unfolding along the shores of the Great Lakes. "Perdita" (Simon& Schuster) is the first in the series.
Hilary's writing-with the Great Lakes embraces ecogothic themes. Her fiction is guided by a deep love for the natural world, especially its wildness.
She is also a professor at the University of Toronto. For 2020-2021 she was writer in residence at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa, Ontario.
I have given a variety of talks on: nature-writing and fiction; the ecogothic genre; animals and fiction; sentient landscapes and fiction; the role of artists in an age of climate change; co-writing/co-creating with nonhumans.