Missorts Volume II — new paperback


Here is Situations’ announcement of their new limited edition paperback of my novella Missorts Volume II, which has been beautifully typeset by Charles Boyle of CB editions. I’ll be reading from Missorts Volume II at the Winter Shuffle Festival in Mile End, London on Thursday 5 December, sharing the bill with Michael Smith and Adam Foulds. Tickets still available: booking and other info here.

Situations is delighted to announce the print edition of Missorts Volume II

Taking its title from a Post Office term used to describe letters that have got lost in the system, Missorts Volume II takes the cityscape of Bristol as the inspiration for a contemporary work of fiction. Set in the shadow of the derelict former Royal Mail sorting office that is never far from local headlines, Missorts Volume II is a timely reflection on how the city impacts on the imaginative life of its residents.

Available from 10th December 2013 in a limited edition of 250, this will be the first print edition of the novella, which was originally published as a free e-book in 2012 by Situations in partnership with Bristol City Council to accompany Tony White’s permanent public sound work Missorts.

Design of the edition’s cover was the subject of an open-call design prize earlier this year. The winning design from graphics agency An Endless Supply was selected from a shortlist of ten by design historian Emily King and the award-winning graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge.


Tony White
Missorts Volume II
Published by Situations
ISBN 978-0-9574728-2-2
Price: £10.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Publication date: 11 December 2013
Distribution: Central Books

Research for Missorts Volume II was initially undertaken in 2007–8, supported by Media Office as part of the research phase for a planned public art programme for the re-development of the former Royal Mail Sorting Office, Temple Meads, Bristol in association with Ginkgo Projects Ltd. Further research and completion of the novella was undertaken in Bristol and London throughout 2012 with the additional support of Situations and Bristol City Council.