The Banana Garden is set in not too distant future. The effects of climate change and the mismanagement of the Earth’s resources have come to the four and over a few weeks period the whole globe is hit by cataclysmic weather events that send the world’s population into a realm of virtual shut down.
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Eggert Gunnarsson

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  • Script writing
  • Television Directing
  • Video editing
  • Documentary director
  • University Lecturer

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The Banana Garden

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  • Writing of the science fiction novel The Banana Garden
  • Signing up with a publisher
  • Editing the text and proof reading before printing
  • Design of the cover and the general layout for the book
  • Final proofing of the artwork and text before printing
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Further Information

Few weeks ago I got the offer of a publishing deal with Olympia Publishing in London. The contract is regarding my first novel The Banana Garden. The novel is categorised as science fiction but is a bit more than that.

Some of you have read the manuscript and I thank you for your valuable contribution.

The Banana Garden will be published as a paperback and a e-book.

The trend in publishing these days is that first time unsolicited authors, authors that are not represented by an agent are asked to contribute to the cost of the publication.

About the Banana Garden:

The Banana Garden is set in not too distant future. The effects of climate change and the mismanagement of the Earth’s resources have come to the four and over a few weeks period the whole globe is hit by cataclysmic weather events that send the world’s population into a realm of virtual shut down. The governing systems are affected greatly and the actions of individuals cause unforeseen consequences.

The events are observed through the eyes of Adrian Charles, the former spin doctor of the UK Government. He goes into hiding with the GM of the BBC who has set up a pirate station that takes over the BBC that in turn has been gagged by the Government. They manage to transmit and tell their audience what is actually going on. They are contacted by the science crew of Rama the international space station that has a bird’s eye view of the Earth and reports sightings of visitors that seem to be trying to interfere in the events on Earth.

After the initial bout of storms pewters out the visitors make contact and the restoration work begins. This is an unknown territory and the intentions of the visitors are not known.

The Banana Garden deals with issues that are facing us all at the moment. There is the cataclysmic element hanging over the world as is at the current time. The story navigates the possible outcome of the inaction of our current leaders weaving into it the sci-fi element of the "visitors" who have been observing the Earths demise for a while and have been observed by the Earth’s population at different times. The Banana Garden is aimed for adult readers who are concerned about the state of affairs in the world today as well as our future prospects.

About the author:

I am a native Icelander who lived in Reykjavik until I was 24 years old. I went through my education showing keen interest in literature, music and the English language. During my teen’s I learnt to play the cello, but had no great talent in music but a burning interest. While studying I worked as a stage manager for a chamber orchestra, was an extra in a professional opera production, worked in a candy factory and read every single book I could get my hands on. Live music of all types has always held a pride of place with me.

At the tender age of twenty I landed a job as a production assistant with RUV, the public service television station in Iceland. Six months later I was producing and directing children’s material for the station. When I was 24 I moved to Harrow and studied Contemporary Media Practice at a BA level at the University of Westminster. After graduating from the University I enrolled in a post graduate course in video art at the, then Kent Institute of Art and Design. After having completed that course I worked as an on air promotion maker and a copy writer for various TV stations operating in London and Birmingham. To name a few: ITV, Carlton, Central TV, BBC, Carlton Cinema and Scansat.

In 1998 I returned to Reykjavik and continued working in on air promotions until 2001 when I took on production and directors role of the main children’s show at RUV. I worked on this project for 13 years and won the local Film and TV Awards for it in 2005. From 2006 I ran my own production company that made documentaries, mainly about artists, low budget videos and music programs. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 I directed a science program aimed for young audience and won the Icelandic Film and TV Awards for all three 8 episode series.

In 2016 I moved to Papua New Guinea where I took on the role of Head of News, Sport and Production for TVWAN (Digicel TV) in Port Moresby. This job settled me in Papua New Guinea and after quitting that role I took on a film maker role with the Centre for Social and Creative Media at the University of Goroka where I am currently employed as a lecturer.

During the years I worked in children’s TV he wrote, co-wrote and edited scripts of all types. I have also written a story for children. The story is now being considered by a publisher pending illustrations. In addition to this I have recently written a story that will be published with funding from UNDP in Papua New Guinea.

The Banana Garden is my first attempt at a long form narrative.

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