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#DMCON2017: Viewing Mitchell’s Writing Through An Academic Lens

Last month a group of writers, English professors, philosophers, and doctors medical and academic gathered at St. Andrew’s University in Fife, Scotland, where they discussed the one thing they all have in common: A deep appreciation for — and fascination… Continue Reading →

‘The Script’: How Mitchell keeps track of recurring characters

One of the fun things about reading David Mitchell’s books is spotting familiar characters from previous works who pop up again in subsequent narratives. Sometimes they show up in cameos. Sometimes they’re only mentioned. Sometimes they play major roles, like… Continue Reading →

Magno: A Lesson In Evolving Language

Readers of The Bone Clocks might remember this little exchange from the Sheepshead: 2043 chapter, which has an aging Holly Sykes caring for her granddaughter and a young refugee boy.  Stalling after a bedtime story, the children ask Holly what… Continue Reading →

Ottawa Writers Festival hosts Mitchell for talk, literary lunch

This one’s for our Canadian friends — you can attend a “literary lunch” with David Mitchell and support a good cause at the Ottawa International Writers Festival on Oct. 3. Proceeds will go toward children’s literacy efforts. You can also… 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 →

Mitchell Interviewed In The New Zurich Times

Hey! There’s a new David Mitchell interview…in German, printed by a Swiss newspaper, and Google Translate doesn’t quite do the trick. (Although it’s amusing to see The Bone Clocks translated as “The Bone Watches.”) Mitchell answers questions about the structure… 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: Why Superman’s boring

From a November 2015 interview with Big Think (video below): “Purely good, purely evil character are as dull as dishwater. Superman is intrinsically boring. Darth Vader is intrinsically boring until a fairly clunky extra layer gets added later on in… 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 →

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