The Founders

The Climate Fiction Prize was founded by Rose Goddard, Imran Khan and Leo Barasi, a team comprising long-standing experience in both literary prizes and climate communications. 

Rose Goddard is Executive Director of Wimbledon BookFest, and has a wealth of experience in literature, prizes and publishing. She was previously Prize Manager for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and ran the World Book Night and Quick Reads schemes, and advised on fundraising and strategy for National Poetry Day and at cultural consultancy Achates. She began her career at Penguin Random House where she was an editor for Penguin Classics and Particular Books, 

Imran Khan is an expert in science communication. He recently served as the Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics, and is the former CEO of the British Science Association. He sits on the advisory board of OKRE, a new charity dedicated to connecting research & entertainment.

Leo Barasi is the author of The Climate Majority, and is a strategic communications manager at GSCC, a philanthropically funded communications network, where he works with scientists and journalists to shape debates about the consequences of inaction on climate change. He has written regularly about climate change and public opinion for the Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, openDemocracy, and New Internationalist.