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David Mitchell

#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 →

A unique copy of Slade House and a good cause

The UK’s National Literacy Trust just launched its annual online auction, and one of the most awesome items up for bid is a copy of Slade House annotated by David Mitchell himself. “I vandalised I mean annotated a SLADE HOUSE… 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 →

‘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 →

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 →

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 →

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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