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.