In Utopia Avenue, his first novel for five years, Mitchell tells the story of “the strangest British band you’ve never heard of”, following them through the clubs of late 60s Soho to Top of the Pops, temporary glory in Amsterdam, and a fateful night in San Francisco. In this kaleidoscopic, highly anticipated novel, Mitchell explores music, madness and youthful idealism and asks: can we really change the world, or does the world change us?
Mitchell will be in conversation with Guardian associate editor Claire Armitstead, and you will have the opportunity to put your questions to him in real-time during this live-streamed event.
Mitchell’s novels include number9dream, Ghostwritten and The Bone Clocks. The genre-busting Cloud Atlas was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and the Guardian named it one of the best books of the 21st century.