Tuesday, October 25, 2016

David Mitchell: Shedworker

David Mitchell, bestselling author of Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks and most recently Slade House, is a shedworker. "I am happiest in my hut in County Cork, with a pot of green tea and a large, uncluttered table," he told the Paris Review.

There are no pictures of his garden office and very few details but according to the Daily Telegraph it is triple-insulated and he has painted the walls orange and the ceiling blue. John Walsh in the Independent addes a few more details in an interview:
We go outside to talk in his shed, where he writes. I'd been expecting a sizeable barn as befits such an oceanically ambitious writer, its walls covered in plot blueprints and maps, sheets full of time-scales, arrowhead diagrams, maybe a blackboard with different-coloured chalks. But this is the smallest shed in the world, an austere little hut with a table and chair, a radio and, mystifyingly, no books. It's hard to square this featureless bonsai shack with the massive imagination that bangs and crashes around inside it.

Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces, suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

No comments:

Post a Comment