Shackleton’s Man Goes South
Tony White in conversation with Gregory Norminton
Chris Dorley Brown
Acclaimed author Tony White was commissioned by the Science Museum to write a new work of fiction exploring the potential political, social and cultural impacts of climate change. The resulting novel, Shackleton’s Man Goes South, was inspired by a little known science fiction story written in 1911 by polar explorer and meteorologist George Clarke Simpson, and tells the story of refugees fleeing to the safety of a post-melt Antarctica.
Tony’s previous publications include the novel Foxy-T and the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans: In the Footsteps of Rebecca West. He will discuss his bold and gripping new novel-cum-manifesto with Gregory Norminton, author and editor of Beacons: stories for our not so distant future. This event is sponsored by Gaeia – Global and ethical investment advice (gaeia.com).