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ROCK TALKS: David Mitchell in conversation with Andrei Codrescu

David Mitchell, the acclaimed British author of novels such as Cloud Atlas and Utopia Avenue, meets Andrei Codrescu, the great Romanian poet, novelist and essayist.

Monday 19th October, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

ROMANIA ROCKS: The first ever Romanian-British Literature festival in the UK. 

Our headline Interview series “Rock Talks” of outstanding “rock star” authors feature some of the most famous authors from both Romania and Britain when they meet to discuss their work, their countries and those issues close to their hearts.

Starting on Monday 19th October at 18.30pm BST, in our first “Rock Talk”, David Mitchell, the acclaimed British author of novels such as Cloud Atlas and Utopia Avenue, meets Andrei Codrescu, the great Romanian poet, novelist and essayist.

You can watch for free wherever you are in the world via live stream on: https://www.facebook.com/ICRLondon

About the Book

Utopia Avenue
Utopia Avenue

David Mitchell

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date:14 Jul 2020

ISBN:9781444799422

3.13 out of 5
12 reviews
"David Mitchell’s superb eighth novel"
Literary Review
"David Mitchell’s first foray into rock novels is a nostalgic, enjoyable read"
Irish Times
"A master storyteller brings to life the Swinging Sixties"
The Times
"a band Bildungsroman in the Swinging Sixties"
New Statesman
"any poetry or tension is drowned by the excess of detail"
The Times
"Those expecting narrative pyrotechnics to match the phantasmagorical times will be disappointed"
Financial Times
"This vibrant tale, set in the world of 1960s rock music, is a triumph"
The Sunday Times
"This portrait of a 60s band on the rise conveys the spirit of the age with gleeful energy"
The Guardian
"This exhilarating portrait of youth, optimism and music in an unforgettable decade shows Mitchell back at his best"
The Spectator
"When all is said and done — and nearly 600 pages adds up to a lot of saying and doing — “Utopia Avenue” is astonishingly clichéd."
The New York Times

'One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent) turns his unique eye on the dark end of the 1960s in his enthralling new novel, a story of music, dreams, drugs and madness, love and grief, stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact.