Cheryl Morgan over at Emerald City flags up this podcast with David Mitchell, author of Black Swan Green (just released), the brilliant Ghostwritten (his debut), number9dream (not read by me), and the stonking Cloud Atlas. I haven’t heard the interview yet (gone are the days when I could drop everything for this kind of thing), but I hold David Mitchell in shockingly high regard, so I will certainly whack it on the iPod for gymming tomrorrow.
As an aside, I know that Mitchell is a big fan of Haruki Murakami. I recently read Murakami’s Kafka On The Shore and was quite disappointed by it. A friend said I should read another of his called South of the Border, West of the Sun, and I’ve now done this. With luck, I’ll publish a mini review of this book tomorrow.