January 26, 2018 — Today, in its #FridayReads series, Black Enterprise Magazine featured David S. Mitchell’s We Hold These Truths and the entrepreneurial drive that took Mitchell from corporate lawyer to political novelist. Read the full interview here!


September 8, 2017 — In an article published today on, Duende District Bookstore founder and all-around PoC literary maven, Angela Maria Spring, named David S. Mitchell one of five Authors On The Rise:

“David Mitchell is one of those people you meet and know, without a doubt, he is going to conquer anything he wants to and aren’t we lucky that he wants to take on the literary world.”

Click here for Duende District’s full Fall 2017 Reading List, and to learn more about what’s hot in the world of PoC literature.

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David Mitchell, We Hold These Truths ($19.99, Paperback, Project Z Books, 9780692720134)

David Mitchell is one of those people you meet and know, without a doubt, he is going to conquer anything he wants to and aren’t we lucky that he wants to take on the literary world. His debut novel, We Hold These Truths, features a motivated, focused recent law graduate, who is black, who joins a long-shot senate campaign in North Carolina shortly after Barack Obama’s 2008 victory and experiences the painful mutations of supposedly “post-racial” politics. This engaging, thoughtful work highlights the promise of Mitchell’s talent and hopefully we won’t have to wait long, as he’s at work on his second novel.

July 12, 2017 — In its annual Summer 2017 issue released this week, Washington Life Magazine, the foremost authority on power, philanthropy and society in the nation’s capital, recognized author David S. Mitchell’s debut political novel We Hold These Truths in its short list of “Summer Selects.”

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April 6, 2017 — Washington D.C.’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment released a profile of David S. Mitchell and his debut novel, We Hold These Truths, as part of its “Made In DC” series profiling local artists, trendsetters and entrepreneurs.  Click here to check it out!

January 26, 2017 — David S. Mitchell joined friend and former North Carolina US Senate candidate Ken Lewis on WUNC radio’s “The State of Things” for a spirited—and candid—discussion on race and politics. During the nearly 20-minute segment, David, Ken and host Frank Stasio discuss David’s new novel, We Hold These Truths, how this novel exposes the unsavory consequences of the Democratic Party’s continued use of an outmoded political operating system, and how that system is driven by what Ken Lewis calls “The Grand Strategy.” The panel argues that in light of the Democratic Party’s massive losses during the 2010 Election Cycle, and Trump’s election in 2016, the Democratic Party must reconfigure its electoral strategy and messaging if it wants to transform the Obama Coalition into a sustainable Democratic Party coalition reflecting the New American Majority of progressive whites and non-whites. Click here to listen.

January 20, 2017 — In an Inauguration Day interview on NBC4, author David S. Mitchell discusses the legacy of outgoing President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s engagement problem, and the personal experiences that inspired his new political novel, We Hold These Truths. Click here to watch David’s interview with NBC4’s Wendy Rieger and Aaron Gilchrist.

January 10, 2017 — Click here for an Author Profile on Medium by social media maven Alexis Davis. This piece is part of her year-long series, #2017BLACKLIST, profiling African-American creatives and tastemakers.

November 30, 2016 — Author Profile on DCWKLY.