Tabitha Lasley

Sea State

County Buildings
In person event
Fri 1 Oct
10:00 UK

Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2021

A candid examination of the life of North Sea oil riggers, and an explosive portrayal of masculinity, loneliness and female desire. In her mid-30s, Tabitha quits her job at a woman’s magazine and moves from London to a dodgy neighbourhood in Aberdeen, planning to build on an idea for a book about oil rigs. Going ‘offshore’ is a way of life for generations of British workers, but is also a potent metaphor for many things we would rather keep at bay - class, masculinity and the North-South divide, among other things. 

About the author: Tabitha Lasley was a journalist for ten years. She has lived in London, Johannesburg and Aberdeen. Sea State is her first book.

Sea State is available from the Wigtown Book Festival online bookshop HERE

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