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Mitch Cullin (born March 23, 1968 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is an American writer of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent. He is the author of seven novels, and one short story collection. He currently resides in Arcadia, California and Tokyo, Japan with his partner and frequent collaborator Peter I. Chang. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, among them French, Polish, Japanese, and Italian.
Total Books: 24
The New York Times has described Cullin's writing as "brilliant and beautiful," but the author has confessed that "half the time I'm not even sure why I make choices in writing, or how it works when it works."
Cullin's novel Tideland was adapted for the screen and directed by Terry Gilliam in 2003, and the author also made a brief cameo appearance in the film, later stating about his time on the set: "There was a part of me that wanted to watch and experience every aspect of what Terry was doing and he allowed me to do that while I was there if I wished to but at the same time, I didn’t want his process to become too demystified because I wanted to buy a ticket someday and sit down in a dark theater and simply watch the film without knowing too much about how it was filmed." Despite mixed reviews from critics, Gilliam's film adaptation won the 2005 FIPRESCI prize at San Sebastián International Film Festival.
In 2005, Cullin published his sixth novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, a portrait of Sherlock Holmes in old age for which The New York Times praised the author as being "an unusually sophisticated theorist of human nature," and Carolyn See of The Washington Post stated that "you don't read it to be 'improved' but for the plain joy of seeing what the language can do in the hands of an affectionate, very accomplished writer." The audiobook edition the novel won the Audio Publishers Association's 2006 Audie Awards for Unabridged Fiction.
Cullin's seventh novel The Post-War Dream was published by Random House in March 2008.
According to The New York Times, a film version of Cullin's A Slight Trick of the Mind is in pre-production with the producers Anthony Bregman, Ted Hope, and Anne Carey, with a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher. Ben Kingsley is attached to star, and Yann Samuell is listed as the director.