Arvon at Home: Craft of Writing with David Mitchell

in conversation with Alex Clark

Tuesday November 10th 2020, 7:00PM GMT


Arvon’s Craft of Writing sessions are invigorating deep dives into the creative processes of some of the finest writers at work today. Over the course of 80 minutes, they engage in expansive conversations about different facets of their craft: how they get their ideas; how they develop characters or build stories; or, more simply, how they make sentences. Each live session includes two audience Q&As.

David Mitchell is the author of the novels Ghostwrittennumber9dreamCloud AtlasBlack Swan GreenThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetThe Bone ClocksSlade House and, most recently, The Sunday Times number one bestseller, Utopia Avenue. Described by the Observer as ‘the most impressive fictional mind of his generation’, he has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes among others, and been named a Granta Best Young British Novelist. In 2018, he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work. He lives with his wife and their two children in Ireland.

David is joined by writer, critic and Front Row presenter Alex Clark for his Craft of Writing session.

Tuesday, 10 November 7:00-8.20pm GMT

Cost: £25




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