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Michael Wheatley is a creative writing and practice-based PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Through creative and critical research, his theses re-evaluates weird fiction as an ecological mode that can help us engage with our current climate crisis. His debut collection of short stories, The Writers’ Block (Black Pear Press, 2019), explores mental health, the creative process and the perception of the tortured artist. Further creative and critical work has been published in numerous literary journals and online magazines.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Prose writing