Guest Selector: David Mitchell
Award-winning author of seven bestselling novels including Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks and Slade House, David Mitchell has earned his place as one of the world’s best-loved and most versatile writers. This year he has curated and participates in a series of events which, like his novel-in-progress, explores the border and interplay between music and words. Including events with novelist Hari Kunzru, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, composer Sally Beamish and celebrated folk duo The Unthanks. And, in what promises to be one of the highlights, Mitchell is joined by virtuoso pianist David Greilsammer for a UK premiere concert performance of sonatas by Scarlatti and Cage, together with texts by Mitchell, at St Mary’s Cathedral in the west end.