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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 →

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 →

Happy Halloween! Get into the spirit with Slade House

After the doorbell stops ringing and the little ghouls and ghosts head home with their candy, what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by settling down in a comfortable spot to read David Mitchell’s Slade House? The… 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 →

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 →

Mitchell gives us a reason to perfect cryopreservation

The good news? David Mitchell’s completed a new book! The bad? None of us will be alive to read it when it’s finally released. That’s because Mitchell’s book, From Me Flows What You Call Time, was written for something called… 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 →

The Bone Clocks’ Richard Cheeseman Makes A Return In Mitchell Short Story, ‘My Eye On You’

From The Guardian: “My Eye on You marks the return of a character from Mitchell’s Booker prize-longlisted novel The Bone Clocks, describing how the critic Richard Cheeseman turns away from a desperate plan to revenge himself on the ageing novelist… Continue Reading →

David Mitchell reads from Slade House

Here’s David Mitchell during his Slade House book tour, reading the novel’s chilling first chapter from the point of view of a 13-year-old autistic boy named Nathan Bishop. This is from Mr. Mitchell’s stop at the 92nd Y in Manhattan:

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