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Literature Matters: RSL 200 – David Mitchell

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From Autumn 2020, the RSL will celebrate its bicentenary with Literature Matters: RSL 200, an event series bringing together some of the world’s best-known writers to explore the impact of literature on their lives. 

On Monday 5 October, 7.30pm, the RSL and Southbank Centre present an evening at Queen Elizabeth Hall with RSL Fellow David Mitchell, as he launches his first novel in five years: Utopia Avenue.

Celebrating the power of music to connect across divides, define an era and thrill the soul, Utopia Avenue is a multi-faceted tale of dreams, drugs, love, madness and grief; of stardom’s wobbly ladder and fame’s Faustian pact; and of the collision between idealism and reality as the Sixties drew to a close.

David Mitchell was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2013. He is the author of the novels Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks and Slade House. Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, he has won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes, among others, and been named a Granta Best Young British Novelist. In 2018, he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence.

Monday 5 October 2020, 7.30pm – Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
For venue information, including accessibility please visit southbankcentre.co.uk

Tickets are free for RSL Members
One £10 guest ticket available per Member

Copies of David Mitchell’s new book Utopia Avenue will be on sale at the event.

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Access information
This talk is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

October 5th, 2020 7:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
United Kingdom
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