Killian Quigley

Killian Quigley

Killian Quigley is a research fellow at the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences. His first monograph, an ecocritical theory of shipwrecks, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

Killian Quigley reviews 'The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a planet in crisis' by Amitav Ghosh

May 2022, no. 442 24 April 2022
Killian Quigley reviews 'The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a planet in crisis' by Amitav Ghosh
Approximately 37,000 years ago, a volcano erupted in the south-east corner of the continent now known, in settler-colonial parlance, as Australia. His name is Budj Bim. As his lava spread and cooled, Budj Bim’s local relations, the Gunditjmara people, set about developing new ways of managing the changing landscape. They would engineer, most famously, a large and sophisticated aquaculture system ... (read more)