China Miéville skewers the picturesque in a talk specially written for the festival, followed by a Q&A session.
What is the picturesque? What is its role in our psyche and how does it work? And just what is that work? Why is the cosy and charming so often so unsettling? China Miéville looks askance at the quaint - and reveals how it's always looking menacingly askance right back at us.