David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
DAVID MITCHELL was born in Lancashire in 1969. He grew up around the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire and studied literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury. A former bookseller, he began to write during an eight-year stay in Hiroshima, Japan, between 1994 and 2002. His first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in August 1999 to huge acclaim, won the Betty Trask Award, the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2001. His work has been translated into ten languages. He is married and currently lives in Herefordshire.
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