P&P Live!: David Mitchell – Utopia Avenue – in conversation with Neil Gaiman

Upcoming Event
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, a TV debut on Top of the Pops, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of '68.

David Mitchell's kaleidoscopic novel tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenue's turbulent life and times; of fame's Faustian pact and stardom's wobbly ladder; of the families we choose and the ones we don't; of voices in the head, and the truths and lies they whisper; of music, madness, and idealism. Can we really change the world, or does the world change us?

Mitchell will be in conversation with Neil Gaiman, celebrated author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include American GodsHow To Talk to Girls at Parties, and The Sandman series.

Note: The first 100 customers to check out with the "Signing Line Ticket" add-on in their carts will gain access to a virtual meet-and-greet with David Mitchell following the program.


  • $30 for ticket and signed book (store pickup)
  • $35 for ticket and signed book (shipped)

Click here to join the Live! Event. 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812997439
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House - July 14th, 2020

Not Signed or Personalized