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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 →

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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