Shackleton's Man Goes South
Tony White in conversation with Gregory Norminton
Tickets for Shackleton's Man Goes South at Manchester Museum
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).