Ceridwen Dovey is a fiction writer and essayist based in Sydney, Australia. She’s the author of several works of fiction (Blood Kin, Only the Animals, In the Garden of the Fugitives, Life After Truth) and non-fiction (On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers and Inner Worlds Outer Spaces).
Her essays about social and environmental ethics in outer space have been published by newyorker.com, The Monthly, and Alexander, among others. She was awarded a 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Award for her essay critiquing the commercial push to mine the Moon, and won the 2020 UNSW Press Bragg Prize for science writing for her WIRED essay on moon dust. She’s currently working with Australian film director Rowena Potts on putting the finishing touches to a short experimental film, Moonrise.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANSANDNATURE.ORG:
Making Kin with the Cosmos
A response to “How do we understand the Cosmos as our home?”
Visit Ceridwen Dovey’s homepage to learn more about her work.
- Elon Musk and the Failure of our Imagination in Space
An essay by Ceridwen Dovey in The New Yorker.
- Mining The Moon
An essay by Ceridwen Dovey in The Monthly.
- Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions
An essay in WIRED magazine by Ceridwen Dovey.
An experimental film that explores our ancient and complex relationship with the Moon, written and produced by Ceridwen Dovey.
- Everlasting Free Fall
Stories about the dystopian future of orbital space around our planet being filled with commercial satellite mega-constellations, published by narrative storytelling app Alexander (alxr.com). By Ceridwen Dovey and read by Vanessa Kirby.