Launch of Dicky Star and the garden rule

I’m really looking forward to the launch of Dicky Star and the garden rule. Here is the info from the Forma website. Come and join us. All are welcome. RSVP info below.

26 April 2012
18:30 (Doors 18:00)
Freeword Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA

Forma is delighted to announce a launch event to celebrate the publication of a specially commissioned work of fiction by Tony White, author of the novel Foxy-T (Faber and Faber).

Dicky Star and the garden rule follows young couple Laura Morris and her boyfriend Jeremy through the turbulent days at the end of April 1986 when the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the former Soviet Union.

Dicky Star and the garden rule is published to accompany Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum) by artists Jane and Louise Wilson, a series of works commissioned by Forma to reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Novelist Tony White reveals Jeremy and Laura’s story in vivid daily chapters that follow the disaster’s impact in the UK, but are also each determined by their own quixotic puzzle: each daily chapter must be told using all of the answers to the Guardian Quick Crossword from that day in 1986.

Tony White will read excerpts from the book and be joined in conversation by writer and broadcaster Ken Hollings. Followed by drinks reception.

RSVP essential. Please email Divya Thaker on or +44 (0)207 456 7820.