Main Event

Shackleton’s Man Goes South

Tony White in conversation with Gregory Norminton

  • 15
  • Oct




Acclaimed author Tony White dressed in a smart shirt and blazer jacket infront of a historic, literary building.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 (