The Underground Sea
Miners and the Miner’s Strike
Canongate, 2024

The Underground Sea brings together a collection of rare texts by John Berger on miners and miners’ strikes. The collection includes a transcript and image-essay of his 1973 Open University & BBC documentary exploring Émile Zola’s Germinal; alongside a number of Berger essays and interviews from the writer’s archive.

Co-edited with Berger’s biographer, Tom Overton, published on the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strike of 1984-85.