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8 Writers on Facing the Blank Page

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Louisiana Channel

"It's like a slightly overweight, bald boss saying: 'Oy, get to work! You're supposed to be a writer, aren't you? You can't just sit around on your fa...

The Eerie New Novel Every Horror Buff Should Read

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

David Mitchell has become known for what he referred to in an interview with The Huffington Post last year as “episodic, polyphonic head-mangler[s]....

11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts

Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel Purity, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts,...

'Future Library' Reminds Us How Connected Books And The Environment Really Are

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts

When we imagine libraries 100 years from now, many of us might picture sterile environments more like computer labs than book depositories -- or even ...

Getting Excited for a Book You'll Never Read

Paige Ballard | Posted 06.04.2016 | Home
Paige Ballard

We're all going to be eternally disappointed that we'll never read Margaret Atwood or David Mitchell's newest story. But this project is as close to a guarantee as we can get that someone, maybe our own children and grandchildren, will read a little piece of our present.

Claire Fallon

David Mitchell On The Challenges Of Writing An 'Episodic, Polyphonic Head-Mangler' | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.18.2014 | Home

David Mitchell is the acclaimed author of six novels, including The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Black Swan Green. His books Cloud Atlas and ...

'Cloud Atlas' Author Releases New Short Story Entirely On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell has released an original short story entirely on Twitter in order to promote his new book, The Bone Clocks. Mitc...

The Thing That No One Talks About When It Comes To The Cost Of College

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The cost of getting a higher education isn't just increasing in America, it's happening in the United Kingdom as well. The more people find themselves...

Cloud Atlas: 'I Wish I Could Make You See This Brightness.'

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Lindsay Edmunds

David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, is apparently happy with how the movie turned out. He should be. The movie -- faithful in spirit but unfaithful in many details -- does something I would have sworn was impossible: it soars like the book.

Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is Cloud Atlas about? In various ways, it examines the nature of tyranny and the human instinct toward freedom. It is about the search for truth and the many obstacles that stand in the way of that search.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

'Cloud Atlas': The Movie Hollywood Didn't Want To Make

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment

"Cloud Atlas" is one of 2012's most interesting films. With six storylines (ranging from the 19th century to the post-apocalyptic future), actors like...

WATCH: Incredible First Trailer For 'Cloud Atlas'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment

The "Cloud Atlas" trailer; or, a heartbreaking work of staggering genius? That's mixing author metaphors -- "Cloud Atlas" was penned by David Mitch...

Minimalist Art by David Mitchell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Minimalist David Mitchell creates works of art that are almost architectural, then photographs them.

Can A Cat Be Both Alive And Dead?

Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

Listen up, class -- someone has finally found a foolproof way to make learning enjoyable. Open University, an unconventional learning institution base...

London's Literary Salons | Posted 12.08.2011 | UK Lifestyle

London has long been seen as a purveyor of all that's cool - hipsters and trendsetters are constantly piled into the latest IT bar watching undergroun...

Andrea Levy Wins Walter Scott prize | Alison Flood | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

Andrea Levy's story of the end of slavery, The Long Song, has won the £25,000 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction....

Unlisted -- But OK

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nigel Hamilton

Just because you got some wonderful TV coverage doesn't get you on the list of "Reviewers' favorites from 2010."

Britain Finally Gets Its Own Daily Show Equivalent

Nathan Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nathan Robinson


Booker Longlist Goes Mainstream: 'The Slap' Leads List of Strong Sellers

The Bookseller | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This year's Man Booker longlist is the strongest-selling since 2001, with Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap (Tuskar Rock) by the far the most popular of the...

Booker Prize Longlist Announced For 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's that time again... the Man Booker Prize has announced its 13-book longlist for 2010. The 50,000 pound literary prize will be announced this Octob...

Most Anticipated Summer Reading 2010

The Millions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

2010 has already been a strong year for fiction lovers, with new novels by the likes of Joshua Ferris, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Jennif...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Too busy celebrating America's independence to bother with book reviews? Don't fear, we've rounded up the best from this holiday weekend. "Lucy," La...

Slow Sell, or, Why Professors Matter

Amy Hungerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Hungerford

The slow sell can't be done pre-publication. It requires -- wait for it -- reading. My last week's reading is a case in point: I read David Mitchell's Black Swan Green.