Tag: David Mitchell

The Novelist as Plate Spinner

Don’t you hate it when you are deep into reading a novel, and the author refers to something you can’t remember? You come across a line like, “Of course, Bob never would have divorced Jill if it weren’t for what…

My Adventures in Photo Realism

For Valentine’s Day in 2009 my husband and I got tickets to a New Yorker event called “Love Is Strange” where Jeffrey Eugenides was going to speak about love and literature. That February, I was finishing my dissertation that included…

These are a Few of Our Favorite Reads

Do you really need another list of books to read? To those questioners, I ask: How can you possibly have too many lists of books to read? That’s like telling a party guest that they have brought too many cupcakes….