About Tony White

Short bio:


Photo: Chris Dorley-Brown

Tony White’s latest novel The Fountain in the Forest is published by Faber and Faber. He is the author of five previous novels including Foxy-T and Shackleton’s Man Goes South, as well as numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues, and anthologies. White was creative entrepreneur in residence in the French department of King’s College London, and has been writer in residence at London’s Science Museum and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He recently collaborated with artists Blast Theory on the libraries live-streaming project A Place Free of Judgement, and until 2018 chaired the board of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm.

‘White is always convivial company … His books [are] characterised by stylistic innovation, a feeling for place, a love of rogues and rebels.’ Sukhdev Sandhu, The Guardian

Longer bio:

Tony White is the author of novels including The Fountain in the Forest (Faber and Faber, 2018), and Foxy-T (Faber and Faber, 2003). His recent novella Zombies Ate My Library (Blast Theory) was shortlisted in the ‘best novella’ category of the Saboteur Awards 2017.

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 FoxyTpbk_frontWilson 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 is a former chair of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm. He 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 bookshops all over the UK, 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, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, 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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Video still © Inga Tillere, 2014

White reading his specially commissioned short story ‘High-Lands’ as a live broadcast from the Outlandia studio on Glen Nevis, Scotland, as part of the Remote Performances project. Video still © Inga Tillere, 2014


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