King Alfred’s is pleased to announce that the speaker for the Sir Christopher Ricks Lecture on Monday 15th October 2018 will be John Mitchinson FRSA. John is writer, co-founder and research director for QI and he is the co-founder of the crowd-funding publisher Unbound.
In his own words:
“I am one of the three co-founders of Unbound. I’m also co-founder and writer for QI, responsible with my friend and mentor John Lloyd for all five of the QI books. Before that I was a publisher, the MD of Cassell & Co and before that the MD of Harvill Press. I’ve published a smorgasbord of literary succulence in my time, from Michael Palin and The Beatles, to Richard Ford, Alan Garner, Haruki Murakami and a book about knitting with dog hair. Further back, I was Waterstone’s first Marketing Director, which I guess makes me gamekeeper, turned poacher, turned gamekeeper. Or just someone with a low boredom threshold”. (Excerpt from John’s profile on the “Unbound” website.)
John is one of those people who is everywhere -Vice President of the Haye Festival of Literature, Trustee of the London Centre for International Storytelling, etc.
Make a note in your diary – Monday 15 October, 7pm at The Beacon in Wantage and please join us! Booking details to follow later this year.