Dicky Star goes to Durham

I’m reading from Dicky Star and the Garden Rule at Durham Book Festival at 11am on Saturday 27 October. As well as reading I’ll be talking to the Observer’s Peter Guttridge about The Clash busking tour, Leeds Other Paper, the real behaviour of radioactive clouds and Guardian Quick Crosswords…

Here is the blurb on Durham Book Festival site:

Dicky Star and the Garden Rule follows a young couple through the turbulent days at the end of April 1986 when the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. In an added twist, each chapter is told using all of the answers to the Guardian Quick Crossword from that day in 1986. Join author Tony White at Durham Town Hall’s Burlison Gallery as he talks about writing this book to accompany Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum) by artists Jane and Louise Wilson, a series of works commissioned to reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Tony White is the author of novels including Foxy-T and the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans.

Saturday 27 October, 11am (1 hr)

Durham Town Hall (Burlison Gallery)
Market Place
Durham
DH1 3NJ
Tel: 0191 301 8494

Booking info
Tickets: £6 / £4

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