Bring on the Apocalypse
It's always exciting when a job comes into the studio that fits with something you're already interested in.
If you don't know him, Monbiot is a journalist, author, academic, and environmental and political activist. He writes a weekly column in the Guardian, and specialises in cutting to the chase when it comes to the big issues of our time, particularly climate change, while always backing his arguments up with fantastic attention to detail.
The new book is a collection of essays and articles loosely grouped into arguments about God, Nature, War, Power, Money and Culture. It sounds like pretty heavy stuff, so it's testament to Monbiot's talent as a writer that it is fascinating and exciting rather than just doom and gloom. (We particularly liked the essay "Is the Pope gay?")