Archive : Literary Programme 2014

Rose George

Rose George
(reads from Deep Sea and Foreign Going)

Rose George

Bantry Library

Fri 11 July



Presented by Philip Hoare

Rose George, the winner of the 2013 Mountbatten Maritime Award for Best Literary Contribution, will talk about her fascinating journey into the hidden world of shipping. Her pursuit of the shadowy truths behind the industry that brings us almost everything we eat, wear and work with took her across the globe. She follows the routes travelled by mercantile and naval fleets, pirate gangs and illegal floating factories. Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything is essential reading for anyone curious about the complex systems behind our convenient modern world.

Rose George is also the author of A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World (longlisted for the Ulysses Reportage Prize) and The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste (shortlisted for the BMA Book Prize and an Economist Top Ten Book of the Year).

Photo Credit: Karen Robinson