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Slade House

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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