Like two ghosts, writer Leonard Woolf (above) and his wife, Virginia, haunt Sophie Cunningham’s novel This Devastating Fever. Photo: Getty Images
Like two ghosts, writer Leonard Woolf (above) and his wife, Virginia, haunt Sophie Cunningham’s novel This Devastating Fever. Photo: Getty Images

Personal visions – of climate change, post-colonialism, and more – bubble up from below the surface of This Devastating Fever, Sophie Cunningham’s metafictional novel about a writer

  • Australian writer Sophie Cunningham returns to fiction with a story ostensibly about a writer composing a novel about Leonard Woolf, Virginia’s husband
  • In fact it is a vehicle for her to write with passion and clarity about issues close to her heart, from climate change to queer sensibility

Like two ghosts, writer Leonard Woolf (above) and his wife, Virginia, haunt Sophie Cunningham’s novel This Devastating Fever. Photo: Getty Images
Like two ghosts, writer Leonard Woolf (above) and his wife, Virginia, haunt Sophie Cunningham’s novel This Devastating Fever. Photo: Getty Images
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