PJ Harvey Awarded Honorary University Degree
Published Aug 20, 2014British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey has received copious praise for her music over the years, including winning the prestigious 2011 Mercury Prize for her last album Let England Shake. Well, now she can add an honorary degree from Goldsmiths, University of London to her list of accolades.
The university — which boasts alumni like Blur and John Cale — will be presenting Harvey with her degree on September 10, alongside fellow recipients like architect Dame Zaha Hadid, human rights activist Peter Tatchell, journalist Neal Ascherson and poet George Szirtes, as reported by the NME.
Following the release of her last LP, Harvey has contributed as a guest editor at BBC Radio 4's news program Today, where she's worked on radio pieces featuring everyone from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to musical acts like Tom Waits and Joan Baez.
Musically, she most recently released the single "Shaker Aamer," in support of a British resident imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. You can listen to that track below.