The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the nation’s premier annual gatherings of book lovers and publishing industry insiders, has selected David S. Mitchell as one of five up-and-coming debut novelists whose work is not to be missed. David will share the stage with rising stars Lara Elena Donnelly (Amberlough), Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (The Sleeping World), Vanessa Hua (Deceit And Other Possibilities) and Ian Bassingthwaighte (Live … Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell to Appear at 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 17, 2017
During a recent #WHTTBookTour stop at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC, Professor Tim Tyson, author of the critically acclaimed new book, The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name, offered praise for David S. Mitchell’s debut novel, We Hold These Truths. Continue reading Tim Tyson—Author of “The Blood of Emmett Till”—on David S. Mitchell’s Debut Novel, “We Hold These Truths.”
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.” Continue reading Author David S. Mitchell Appears on NBC4’s Inauguration 2017 Coverage
RSVP HERE!!! David S. Mitchell, author of the recently released novel, We Hold These Truths, will appear on an esteemed panel of political thought influencers and community leaders for a discussion addressing social and economic change during the upcoming Trump administration—and critical lessons from the Obama years. Mitchell will also explain why We Hold These Truths constitutes an important and timely articulation of how inaction by … Continue reading RSVP for Philly Panel Discussion on Friday, January 27th, 2017: “Moving Forward Intelligently under President Trump”
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, I sat down with TRT World’s Washington, DC correspondent Tetiana Anderson and conservative commentator, Christopher Harris, for a candid session of Saturday morning quarterbacking on Election 2016. Click here to view the entire segment, called “Trump: President of the Divided States.” As Tetiana immediately noted at the outset of the discussion (Tetiana didn’t waste any time going in—ha!), I penned a piece … Continue reading Election 2016 Hangover: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Obama Legacy.
Like many African-Americans, I’m lactose intolerant. I discovered this just over a year ago when I began suffering from phantom headaches and a general malaise. These symptoms were really uncomfortable and made it difficult to focus on tasks requiring analytical thinking. You see, I had an addiction to coffee doused with cream, and since giving that up wasn’t an option, I sought a solution that … Continue reading Lactose Intolerance in the Presidential Election of 2016
On a sunny, cloudless Manhattan afternoon this past Saturday, June 18, 2016, I sat down with six close friends—five African-Americans and one Caucasian—to moderate the inaugural Politics, Race & Pop Culture Roundtable. During this hour-long conversation and debate, this opinionated group discussed President Obama’s complex legacy, the nature and extent of America’s progress in race relations since the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, and whether … Continue reading The Inaugural Roundtable: Barack, Orenthal James, Steph & LeBron
America needs Donald Trump—this is what I said, with a straight face mind you, to several African-American brunch companions last weekend in Northeast D.C. No, I haven’t switched political parties, and no, I haven’t lost my mind, and no, I didn’t say this as a means of silencing this extremely loquacious bunch so that I might get a few words in edgewise (although, as I … Continue reading America Needs Donald Trump
Recently, I sat down to discuss the presidential election of 2008, the subsequent 2010 election cycle, and the story behind the story—including the squandered opportunity for CHANGE—that inspired my first novel…We Hold These Truths. Continue reading We Hold These Truths, a novel by David S. Mitchell
During a heavy hitting and candid discussion on February 17th about the race politics swirling around the 2016 contest for the U.S. presidency, I offered my thoughts on how African-American voters should approach the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue reading Should Black Voters Remain Loyal to the Clinton Brand?