Guest Picks: David Mitchell

David Mitchell tells us some of his favorite books, music and more after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

What have you read or seen lately (book, play, film, etc.) that moved or surprised you?

“The Wire”, and other HBO productions like “John Adams”     

What are you listening to right now?

Medieval monks. With 2 small kids in my life, I need Chaos-less music, so anything that’s the opposite of jazz fusion.

What’s the last great book you read?

Gary Shteyngart – “Super Sad True Love Story

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

Star Trek!!

If you only had one day left, how would you spend it in New York City?

Rent a bike in Central Park and follow my curiosity and get lost by noon and get unlost by dusk.