Tony White: Dicky Star and the garden rule
Dicky Star and the garden rule is a specially commissioned new work of fiction by writer and novelist Tony White, author of the critically acclaimed novel Foxy-T.
The book was originally commissioned to accompany a touring exhibition of works by Jane and Louise Wilson.
Dicky Star and the garden rule follows young couple Laura Morris and her boyfriend Jeremy through the turbulent days at the end of April 1986 when the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the nuclear power plant in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the former Soviet Union.
Tony White is the author of five novels including Foxy-T and Shackleton’s Man Goes South, and the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans, as well as novellas and numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues, and anthologies. Previously literary editor of the Idler, White has also written for the Guardian and New Statesman. 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 Eastern European Studies. He recently collaborated with artists Blast Theory on the libraries live-streaming project A Place Free Of Judgement, and currently chairs the board of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm.
Published by Forma, 2012
210 x 148mm, 49 pages, paperback