The sights and sounds of life in East London will be captured in a public reading and lecture by visiting British writer and novelist Tony White at The University of Western Australia's Alexander Lecture Theatre on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 6pm.
In this free event, Tony White will read from his fiction, in particular the critically acclaimed novel, Foxy-T (Faber and Faber, 2003), and a current work in progress Balkanising Bloomsbury, and discuss his work in the context of historical and contemporary literary approaches to writing about London - from Jack London to Linton Kwesi Johnson and Iain Sinclair.
Fresh from a sold-out tour of Sydney, Tony White will also host a one-day creative writing workshop on UWA's Claremont Campus on Wednesday, March 12.
White's novel Foxy-T has been described by the Sunday Herald Books of the Year as "one of the best London novels you'll ever get to read", and by Michael Moorcock in the Guardian as the "nearest thing to a fly on the wall in today's urban society".
He is a contributor to the online writing/performance project 1001 nights cast and is in Australia under the auspices of the Performance Space with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
For more information about Tony White's visit, please contact UWA's Institute of Advanced Studies on 6488 1340 or email@example.com.
To register for the workshop, please visit the IAS website at http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/ before March 7, 2008.