Press kit

Under This Unbroken Sky
Under This Unbroken Sky

“…Mitchell’s prose strikes like a prairie thunder storm, every page building to an intensity that’s simply awing to behold.”
Joseph Boyden, Giller Prize Winner, Through Black Spruce.

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Press kit

Agent Contacts•Author Photos•Director Photos•Author Bio•Film Bio•Synopsis•About the Work•Links

CONTACTS
Literary Business and Media Queries concerning Under This Unbroken Sky, please contact Suzanne Brandreth, literary agent, at The Cooke Agency.

Film Business and Media Queries concerning The Disappeared, please leave a message on the contact page of this site unbrokensky@gmail.com
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PHOTOS
Author and Director Photos that may be used for publicity purposes. However, please include photo credit when using any of these images. Author photos preferably not cropped. Photos are high resolution jpegs. (1 MB)

AUTHOR PHOTOS
Photo credit: Christopher Porter

AUTHOR PHOTO
Photo Credit: Becky Parsons

DIRECTOR PHOTO
Photo Credit: Alan MacLeod

DIRECTOR PHOTOS
Photo Credit: Mike Tompkins

DIRECTOR PHOTO WITH CAST
Photo Credit: Jason Remai

BIOGRAPHY

AUTHOR BIO
Shandi Mitchell is an author and filmmaker. Her debut novel Under This Unbroken Sky was simultaneously published by Penguin Canada, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) and Harper Collins (US) in August 2009. It has sold in nine countries, including translation rights for Chinese, Hebrew, Dutch and Italian. Under This Unbroken Sky won the 2010 Commonwealth regional Prize for First Book (Canada/Caribbean), the Thomas Head Raddall  Fiction Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and the 2012 Kobzar Literary Award. It was also longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Mitchell was born in New Brunswick, raised in Alberta, and now makes her home in Nova Scotia. Ukrainian on her paternal side, she considers herself an East Coast Prairie girl, which explains her attraction to wide open spaces on land or sea.

FILM BIO
Shandi Mitchell is an author and filmmaker. Her award-winning short films Baba’s House and Tell Me have been featured at festivals across North America including TIFF, Eastman Kodak House, New York, and Vancouver. Awards for Baba’s House include the Kodak Cinematography Award, CBC-WIFT Toronto Writers Award, Kodak Filmmakers Award, Best Canadian Short, Best Art Direction, and two Gemini nominations.  In 2008, she was awarded the Canada Council’s Victor Martin-Lynch Staunton Endowment in Media Arts. Her debut indie feature, The Disappeared (2012) was shot off the coast of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and screened at numerous festivals, nationally and internationally, garnering awards and nominations for performance, direction, sound design, and Best Feature.

Mitchell was born in New Brunswick, raised in Alberta, and now makes her home in Nova Scotia. She considers herself an East Coast Prairie girl, which explains her attraction to wide open spaces on land or sea.

ABOUT THE WORK
Author commentary on the writing of her first novel:

LINKS

LITERARY AGENT

The Cooke Agency

PUBLISHERS

Penguin Canada

Harper Collins US

Weidenfeld & Nicolson