Rohan Wilson is an Australian novelist born and raised in Tasmania. His first two novels were both award winners. The Roving Party and To Name Those Lost were historicals both set in colonial Tasmania and marked by a sparse, intense style often compared to Cormac McCarthy.
With his third novel, The Road, Wilson has written a different dance step into a new mode and the near future.
What Wilson brings to climate-change fiction is an ability to integrate research into the novel form effortlessly by extrapolating refugee issues and the fate of island nations overwhelmed by the sea. It is more in the futuristic thriller genre akin to William Gibson. Wilson is now working on a broader, international canvas.