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Mitchell joins all-star lineup of novelists for Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017

Great news! If book festivals are your thing, Crispin Hershey David Mitchell is among dozens of authors from around the world slated to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August. If you haven’t attended a book festival with… Continue Reading →

Calling all David Mitchell fans and scholars: Journal’s special issue to focus on Mitchell’s work

If you weren’t able to snag a spot at the 2017 David Mitchell conference in Fife, Scotland, but you’ve got something to contribute to the ongoing discourse on our favorite genre-hopping novelist, there’s good news — you can still share… Continue Reading →

Atemporals and reincarnation: The science of Mitchell’s world

For readers eager to convince themselves that David Mitchell doesn’t actually believe in the paranormal stuff he dabbles in as a novelist, there’s this quote by Hugo Lamb, a recurrent character in the Mitchellverse and narrator of one of The… Continue Reading →

On Hiroshima, gossiping landladies, snakes, and the early draft of Ghostwritten

The Times (of London, to us Yanks) has a short piece from David Mitchell recalling his time spent in Hiroshima, which marked the early days of his stint in Japan and evolution as a writer. We learn how Mitchell became… Continue Reading →

On Facing The Blank Page

The Louisiana Channel — which, despite its name, is a product of Denmark, not New Orleans — gives us some insight into how eight well-known writers face the dreaded blank page. David Mitchell joins Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis and Margaret… Continue Reading →

How Slade House grew from an “ectoplasmic diversity” of horror influences

In a short piece for The Guardian, David Mitchell explains how Slade House grew from a Twitter experiment — the short story “The Right Sort” —  into a ghost novel in its own right: “Despite naming my first published novel… Continue Reading →

Japan Times interviews Mitchell on his time in Japan, how it shaped his career as a writer

William Bradbury of the English-language newspaper Japan Times talks to David Mitchell about his time spent living in Japan, Japanese writers who’ve influenced his style as a novelist, and how his wife tells him he views Tokyo “as a country… Continue Reading →

David Mitchell interview: The Bat Segundo Show, 2005

Travel a decade back in time and check out the Bat Segundo podcast’s 2005 interview with David Mitchell! Sharp-eyed fans will realize the podcast was named after the last “narrator” in Mitchell’s debut novel, Ghostwritten, a glib New York City… Continue Reading →

Jazz from David Mitchell’s “Tokyo” chapter of Ghostwritten!

YouTube user L4JCdotCOM has put together a playlist of the jazz cuts played by Satoru in Ghostwritten’s beautiful Tokyo chapter. The playlist starts off with Miles Davis and runs down the list of favorites played by Satoru, the young Japanese… Continue Reading →

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