David Mitchell is the author of the novels Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks and Slade House. He has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes among others, and been named a Granta Best Young British Novelist. In 2018, he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer's entire body of work.In addition, David Mitchell together with KA Yoshida has translated from Japanese two books by Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism and Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism.He lives with his wife and their two children in Ireland.
An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment - The TimesJust about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is - ObserverHis wildest ride yet . . . a singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill - Independent on SundayOne of the most shamelessly exciting books imaginable - SpectatorDavid Mitchell entices his readers onto a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then - at least in my case - they can't bear the journey to end. - GuardianA novel of breath-taking ambition and scale, spanning continents, oceans and centuries - Christina PattersonThe novel's scale, ambition and execution make almost everything in this contemporary fiction look like a squalid struggle of Nissen huts . . . it is nothing short of a miracle of correspondences, of thematic and stylistic assonances, echoes and reverberations, every bit as intricate and rewarding as a complex fugue - The TimesGloriously inventive and dazzlingly virtuosic - Independent on Sunday