Rebecca Giggs

Rebecca Giggs Sat 20 Feb His Majesty's Theatre Sat 20 Feb His Majesty's Theatre $19
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Sat 20 Feb at His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

Rebecca Giggs writes about science with the lyricism of a poet. She is gifted with the capacity to describe the terror of impending environmental disaster in ways that will break your heart.

Fathoms: The World in the Whale is not just a book about whales and the oceans, it is a book about humanity and our capacity to hurt even the things we claim to love. Rebecca’s work on jellyfish swarms, sea turtles and heatwaves has appeared in Griffith ReviewThe AtlanticGranta and The New York Times Magazine.

Join one of the country’s most well-respected nature and science writers in a special visual presentation that takes us to the depths of the sea.

Rebecca Giggs
Rebecca Giggs is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work has been widely published, including in Granta, Best Australian Science Writing, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Griffith Review. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel about, and feel for, animals in a time of technological change and ecological crisis. Fathoms: the world in the whale is her first book.

Time & Location

Sat 20 Feb


His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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