[Updated March 2017]
Zombies Ate My Library is the new novella by Tony White, that has been shortlisted for ‘Best Novella’ in the Saboteur Awards 2017—VOTE HERE…
During 2016, author Tony White worked with multi-award-winning artists Blast Theory, and young people in libraries in Telford, Worcester and Cannock, to re-imagine libraries, storytelling and their place in the world.
The project was called A Place Free Of Judgement, and on 29 October 2016, over the course of nine hours from 3pm to midnight, the young people took control of their local libraries and performed live to a worldwide audience via an interactive live stream.
A Place Free Of Judgement by Blast Theory and Tony White included a specially commissioned novella by White for Young Adult (YA) and general readers.
Set against a backdrop of library cuts and closures, Zombies Ate My Library follows the lives of four young people in the West Midlands – Alice, Gareth, Tommy and Rukhsana – as they plot a sleepover in a haunted library. What could possibly go wrong?
Zombies Ate My Library was first broadcast in its entirety as part of the A Place Free Of Judgement live stream on 29 October 2016, and published in paperback on 21 February 2017. Tony has given live readings from Zombies Ate My Library at Telford Southwater Library, Cannock Library, Worcester St. John’s Library, as well as at London live literature events Brixton Book Jam and the Sylvia Plath Fan Club. Forthcoming readings of Zombies Ate My Library include In Yer Ear on 16 May.
We are thrilled to announce that Zombies Ate My Library has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Novella’ category of the Saboteur Awards 2017. The winner is decided by public vote, a process that takes about one minute. PLEASE SUPPORT TONY, BLAST THEORY, AND THE TEAM BY VOTING FOR ZOMBIES ATE MY LIBRARY HERE…