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Photo: Dawid Laskowski

As well as book trailers – e.g. for my latest Faber novel The Fountain in the Forest, and my Science Museum novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South – the following videos of live appearances, readings, ‘How-to’ guides, etc. have been created and posted by publishers, producers, project partners and readers etc.

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The Fountain in the Forest – short Super-8 trailer
The Fountain in the Forest – full trailer
A Place Free Of Judgement
The Holborn Cenotaph excerpt
Shackleton’s Man Goes South – book and exhibition trailer
Shackleton’s Man Goes South – reading at the Goethe-Institut, London
Dicky Star and the Garden Rule – reading at the Free Word Centre, London
Missorts documentary (dir. David Bickerstaff)
Missorts ‘How-To’
Missorts Volume II
Foxy-T on the Today programme
CHARLIEUNCLENORFOLKTANGO – reading at the Horse Hospital, London

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The Fountain in the Forest – short Super-8 trailer

 

 

Shot on location in Vence, the South of France, July 2017, using a Canon Autozoom 512 Super-8 camera, and Edirol R-09 for the audio. Editing: Biscuit Town Productions.

Now available in paperback – buy The Fountain in the Forest direct from publisher Faber and Faber

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The Fountain in the Forest – full trailer

When a brutally murdered man is found hanging in a Covent Garden theatre, Detective Sergeant Rex King becomes obsessed with the case. Who is this anonymous corpse, and why has he been ritually mutilated? But as Rex explores the crime scene further, the mystery deepens, and he finds himself confronting his own secret history instead. Who, more importantly, is Rex King?

Now available in paperback – buy The Fountain in the Forest direct from publisher Faber and Faber

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A Place Free Of Judgement

 

On Saturday 29 October 2016 in the nine hours leading up to midnight, young people in Telford, Cannock and Worcester took control of their local libraries, and streamed their performances live to a worldwide audience. This ground-breaking project forged a new approach to collaborative arts engagement between artists, teenagers and libraries, and has had an extraordinary impact on all those involved.

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The Holborn Cenotaph excerpt


Tony White reads The Holborn Cenotaph at the inaugural Sylvia Plath Fan Club, London, 5 November 2015. (No spoilers.)

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Shackleton’s Man Goes South – book and exhibition trailer

In this short video we see the Shackleton’s Man Goes South exhibition in the Science Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery, while Tony White discusses some of the background to the novel and demonstrates the touchscreen ebook dispenser developed to enable Museum visitors to obtain the book free and DRM-free in all ebook formats.

Download a free PDF of Shackleton’s Man Goes South

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Shackleton’s Man Goes South – reading at the Goethe-Institut, London

Writer Tony White, former Writer in Residence at the Science Museum, reads from his novel, Shackleton’s Man Goes South, at an event at Goethe-Institut London on 17 March, 2015. This event was part of Weather Stations, an international project exploring literary responses to climate change. Chaired by Jay Griffiths with panel members: Mirko Bonné, Weather Stations Writer in Residence at internationalesliteraturfestival berlin, Tony White, and Chris Rapley. Weather Stations is made possible with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Download a free PDF of Shackleton’s Man Goes South

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Dicky Star and the Garden Rule – reading at the Free Word Centre, London

Tony White: An excerpt of Dicky Star and the garden rule (2012) read by Tony White from Forma Arts on Vimeo.

Dicky Star and the Garden Rule is a novella by Tony White that was launched with an event at the Free Word Centre on 26 April 2012, where this reading was filmed. Tony White was in conversation with writer and broadcaster Ken Hollings. Dicky Star and the garden rule by Tony White is published to acompany Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum) by the artists Jane and Louise Wilson, a series of works commissioned by Forma to reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Buy Dicky Star and the garden rule direct from distributor Cornerhouse.

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Missorts

An 8-minute documentary short about Missorts by Tony White, a permanent soundwork for the Redcliffe area of Bristol. Produced by the award winning Bristol-based Situations for Bristol City Council, and inspired by the city’s radical literary heritage, Missorts delivers ten original and interconnected short stories directly to your phone, triggered by GPS and accompanied by the Portwall Preludes, a series of striking new musical works specially commissioned from composer Jamie Telford. David Bickerstaff’s film charts the development and creation of Missorts, including interviews with Tony White, the contributing writers and composer Telford, as well as commentary from leading broadcaster and writer Michael Smith.

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Missorts – ‘How-to’

This video is designed to give you an overview of how to experience Missorts by Tony White—a permanent public artwork for Bristol.

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Missorts Volume II—micro-readings

One of a series of micro-readings of one or two-minutes each designed to introduce the characters—Jessica, Oliver, Paul and Ronnie—from novella Missorts Volume II, published by Situations as a companion volume to the Missorts soundwork. The micro-readings were shot on location on Bristol’s Vauxhall Bridge. Watch the whole playlist of micro-readings from Missorts Volume II here.

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Foxy-T on the Today programme

Back in 2004, when the paperback of Foxy-T was published, I had a call from BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, or actually a fax: they tracked me down to a hotel room in Tallinn, Estonia. As part of their coverage of the next day’s A-level results they would be interviewing the then Schools Minister David Milliband and others about supposed falling standards in secondary education, after which they would turn to me to talk about Foxy-T. During the interview, the then presenter Ed Stourton gamely read a section of my novel aloud before asking whether by using such contemporary language I was in fact excluding ‘some of us’. For some inexplicable reason, the Today programme’s otherwise exhaustive sound archive, which includes every programme broadcast since 2003, is missing this section, which is listed here at 08:20 on 19 August 2004. However I obtained a low quality cassette recording which I have digitised and am making available now (with only mild apologies for the background noise and hiss) since part of the purpose of this site is to make archive materials available, and a poor quality recording is generally preferable to no recording at all.

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CHARLIEUNCLENORFOLKTANGO – reading at the Horse Hospital, London

Writer and novelist Tony White reading from Charlieunclenorfoltktango (which was published by the now sadly defunct Codex Books, 1999) at The Final Academy Show on 27th October 2012 at The Horse Hospital Bloomsbury London. Filmed (on a phone, from the front row of the audience) by Sarer Scotthorne & Paul Hawkins for Hesterglock.

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