PJ Harvey will be awarded an honorary degree from the Goldsmiths University next month, joining a distinguished list of individuals and fellow newcomers architect Dame Zaha Hadid, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, journalist Neal Ascherson and poet George Szirtes.
“Our honorands this year are a remarkable group of people,” Liz Bromley, Registrar and Secretary of Goldsmiths, has said. “They have changed communities through their inspiring architectural designs. They have pointed out the ridiculous in the news and made us laugh. They have inspired us with their words, their music, and their art. They have fought for our rights. And they have helped us to understand who we are now by looking to the past.”
In 2011, Harvey became the first musician to win the Mercury Music Prize on two separate occasions after her ‘Let England Shake‘ album followed up the similar success of 2001’s ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea‘.