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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 →

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 →

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