Tony White is the author of novels including Foxy-T (Faber and Faber). His most recent novel Shackleton's Man Goes South was the first novel ever to be published by the Science Museum. He is also the author of the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans, novellas including Dicky Star and the Garden Rule, and numerous short stories. Other recent works include Missorts, a permanent GPS-triggered sound-work for Bristol, commissioned by Bristol City Council and produced by Situations. Since 1994, Tony has edited and published the artists' book imprint Piece of Paper Press. Tony White currently chairs the board of directors of London's award-winning arts radio station, Resonance 104.4fm.
Shorelines talk: Shackleton's Man Goes South:
Tony White will be reading from his Science Museum novel Shackleton's Man Goes South, which is partly set in a world turned upside down by climate change. Boat people in the South Atlantic are fleeing to Antarctica instead of from it, in a hot world instead of a cold one. Among them are Emily and daughter Jenny, travelling south to safety and a reunion with John, who has gone ahead to find work. In the slang of their post-melt world, Emily and Jenny are refugees known as 'mangoes,' a corruption of the saying 'man go south'. Shackleton's Man Goes South was the Science Museum's Atmosphere Commission 2013. The novel was written with support from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, from the Science Museum and Science Museum Arts Projects, The Opera Group (with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the British Film Institute and Arts Council England), and the RSA Arts and Ecology project, with additional support from TippingPoint.