Shackleton’s Man Goes South was published by the Science Museum as their Atmosphere Commission 2013, for digital giveaway via a specially developed touch-screen ebook dispenser. An accompanying exhibition about the novel ran in the Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery for two years until 2015. Tony is also the author of one non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans: In the footsteps of Rebecca West (Cadogan, 2006). His 2012 novella Dicky Star and the Garden Rule, was commissioned by arts producers Forma for publication alongside a touring exhibition by the artists Jane and Louise Wilson to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. White’s interactive fiction work Missorts (2012) is a permanent GPS-triggered soundwork and site-specific audiobook app for the city of Bristol.
Tony White has been writer in residence at the Science Museum (2008), Leverhulme Trust writer in residence at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) (2009–10), and creative entrepreneur in residence and visiting research fellow in the French Department at King’s College London, funded by Creativeworks London (2013–15).
Recent appearances by Tony White include readings and panel discussions in the chapel at King’s College London, the British Library, The MAC Belfast, Turner Contemporary Margate, Brixton Book Jam, Lit Crawl: London, London Radical Bookfair, The Cornelius Foundation’s Supper Club, Richard Strange’s Cabaret Futura, the Royal College of Art, Glastonbury and Port Eliot festivals, The Story Conference, ‘Guardian Masterclasses’, the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester for ‘Whitworth Lates’, the Free Word Centre, Goethe Institut, London Review Bookshop, Irish Writers’ Centre Dublin, Newcastle Writers’ Conference, TLC’s The Literary Conference: Writing in a Digital Age, and a 3-city tour of Australia funded by the Australia Council and Performance Space, Sydney.
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