David Mitchell

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The Reason I Jump review – an empathic study of nonverbal autism
Documentary inspired by Japanese teenager’s bestselling book takes us into the world of young neurodivergent people across the world

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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David Mitchell: ‘The world still thinks autistic people don’t do emotions’
The writer on how translating The Reason I Jump for his non-verbal autistic son was a lifesaver and his excitement at seeing the new Matrix film he co-wrote

Michael Hogan

06, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Richard Osman, International Booker nominees and more
Here are some outstanding new paperbacks for May, including Osman’s bestselling crime caper, Adam Buxton’s memoir and a fascinating study of eels

07, May, 2021 @12:29 PM

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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell review – endless prog rock noodling
The acclaimed author of Cloud Atlas hits a bum note with this hackneyed story of a band in the late 1960s

Alex Preston

19, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell review – a musical journey
This portrait of a 60s band on the rise conveys the spirit of the age with gleeful energy

Sarah Perry

10, Jul, 2020 @6:30 AM

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David Mitchell: 'I think most writers have a deep-seated envy of musicians'
The bestselling author’s new novel Utopia Avenue dives into London’s 60s music scene. He talks about writing cameos for Bowie and Zappa, world-building and not repeating his greatest hits

Alex Clark

03, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 books about Tokyo | Nick Bradley
From quiet stories of domestic life to accounts of horrific crime, these books introduce the reader to a vast, almost unknowable city

Nick Bradley

10, Jun, 2020 @11:10 AM

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Our House Is on Fire by Greta Thunberg et al review – a family and planet in crisis
A courageous family account of Greta Thunberg’s Asperger’s diagnosis becomes a must-read ecological message of hope

David Mitchell

04, Mar, 2020 @7:30 AM

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David Mitchell announces Utopia Avenue, his first novel in five years
Due out next summer, the novel will explore the power of music, following the career of the eponymous psychedelic band

Alison Flood

26, Sep, 2019 @10:42 AM

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‘What’ll happen if I try this?’: David Mitchell on writing Cloud Atlas
Bold and ambitious, this wildly inventive novel blurred genre boundaries in six interlinked stories. The author reveals his inspirations

David Mitchell

21, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Kate Bush to publish book of lyrics, introduced by David Mitchell
How to Be Invisible, a collection of lyrics from across the singer’s 40-year career, will be published in December by Faber

Laura Snapes

10, Sep, 2018 @9:50 AM

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Sjón's top 10 artificial humans in fiction
Golems, clones, cyborgs and dolls ... these are some of the most urgent cautionary tales ever told


01, Aug, 2018 @11:27 AM

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