Dr Tom Doig

Lecturer in Creative Writing

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Dr Tom Doig is an award-winning creative non-fiction author, investigative journalist and scholar. He has written two books about the unprecedented 2014 Hazelwood mine fire disaster: Hazelwood (Penguin Random House, 2020) and The Coal Face (Penguin Books Australia, 2015). Hazelwood was a finalist for the 2020 Walkley Book Award, Journalism and the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards, Best True Crime and Highly Commended in the 2020 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Non-Fiction. The Coal Face was joint winner of the 2015 Oral History Victoria Education Innovation Award. Dr Doig has also written a humorous travel memoir, Mörön to Mörön: Two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure (Allen & Unwin, 2013). He is the contributing editor of the interdisciplinary collection Living with the Climate Crisis: Voices from Aotearoa (Bridget Williams Books, 2020).

Dr Doig teaches creative non-fiction and poetry.

As a scholar, Dr Doig is interested in interdsciplinary approaches to the accelerating climate crisis, with a focus on the cultural, social and psychological aspects of climate breakdown. He is currently researching a new book: We Are All Preppers Now (forthcoming with Scribe Publications), documenting survivalists, doomsday preppers, climate activists and other subcultures of imminent collapse around the world.

Publications

  • Horrocks, Ingrid and Doig, Tom (2022). Writing the climate crisis. Tū Rangaranga: rights, responsibilities and global citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 161-179) edited by Sharon McLennan, Margaret Forster, Rand Hazou, David Littlewood and Carol Neill. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press.

  • Doig, Tom (2022, 03 05). Living Underwater in Brisbane The Spinoff

  • Doig, Tom ed. (2020). Living with the Climate Crisis: Voices from Aotearoa. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books. doi: 10.7810/9781988587530

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Publications

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Book Chapter

  • Horrocks, Ingrid and Doig, Tom (2022). Writing the climate crisis. Tū Rangaranga: rights, responsibilities and global citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 161-179) edited by Sharon McLennan, Margaret Forster, Rand Hazou, David Littlewood and Carol Neill. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press.

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