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David Mitchell - Author

About the Author

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by Black Swan Green, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Both were also longlisted for the Booker. In 2013, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. It was an immediate bestseller in the UK and later in the US as well.

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Featured books by David Mitchell

Other books by David Mitchell

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2017

Vpervye na russkom - novejshij roman proslavlennogo Dehvida Mitchella, dvazhdy finalista Bukerovskoj premii, avtora takih intellektual'nyh bestsellerov, kak Son , Oblachnyj atlas (nedavno ehkranizirovannyj Tomom Tykverom i brat'yami Vachovski) i mnogih drugih. Stiven King nazval Golodnyj dom redkostnoj, velikolepnoj veshch'yu, a EHntoni Dorr - "e;Drakuloj"e; novogo tysyacheletiya. Nachalo Golodnomu domu polozhila istoriya, kotoruyu Mitchell nachal publikovat' v svoem Tvittere v kanun Hellouina; istoriya, primykayushchaya k ego proshlomu romanu - Kostyanye chasy (Prostye smertnye). Itak, dobro pozhalovat' v proulok Slejd. Ego ne tak-to legko otyskat' v labirinte ulochek londonskoj okrainy. Najdite v stene malen'kuyu chernuyu zheleznuyu dver'. Ni ruchki, ni zamochnoj skvazhiny; no dotron'tes' do dveri - i ona otkroetsya. Vas vstretit zalityj solncem staryj sad i vnushitel'nyj osobnyak - slishkom roskoshnyj dlya ehtogo rajona, slishkom bol'shoj dlya ehtogo kvartala. Vas priglasyat zajti, i vy ne smozhete otkazat'sya

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2016

Diversities in Education is a challenging text that will help educators, teacher educators and trainee teachers to be more effective in teaching a range of diverse learners. It covers five major categories of difference: sex and gender; social class and socio-economic status; race, ethnicity and culture; beliefs and religion; and different abilities and asks the urgent questions all policy-makers, educators and students should consider: Why should we value diversity and human rights? How can inclusive education accommodate diversity? How do society's aspirations for cohesion and harmony impact on people who are different? What meanings are given to differences, culturally and historically? Should educators seek to accentuate, eliminate, reduce or ignore differences? By drawing attention to the latest research into the most effective educational policies and practices, this insightful book suggests strategies for meeting the challenges being posed in an era of superdiversity. It's a crucial read for any training or practising educator who wants to address the issue of diversity, learn effective ways to reach all learners and create more inclusive and harmonious societies.

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2016

Diversities in Education is a challenging text that will help educators, teacher educators and trainee teachers to be more effective in teaching a range of diverse learners. It covers five major categories of difference: sex and gender; social class and socio-economic status; race, ethnicity and culture; beliefs and religion; and different abilities and asks the urgent questions all policy-makers, educators and students should consider: Why should we value diversity and human rights? How can inclusive education accommodate diversity? How do society's aspirations for cohesion and harmony impact on people who are different? What meanings are given to differences, culturally and historically? Should educators seek to accentuate, eliminate, reduce or ignore differences? By drawing attention to the latest research into the most effective educational policies and practices, this insightful book suggests strategies for meeting the challenges being posed in an era of superdiversity. It's a crucial read for any training or practising educator who wants to address the issue of diversity, learn effective ways to reach all learners and create more inclusive and harmonious societies.

Bill Mitchell's Yorkshire

Bill Mitchell's Yorkshire

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

CLOUD ATLAS

CLOUD ATLAS

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Sovremennaya klassika, monumental'nyj shedevr, voshedshij, kak i mnogie drugie knigi Mitchella, v shortlist Bukerovskoj premii. V 2012 godu roman byl ehkranizirovan Tomom Tykverom i brat'yami Vachovski (v rolyah Tom Hehnks, Hehlli Berri, H'yu Grant, Dzhim Brodbent, Ben Uishou, H'yugo Uiving, S'yuzen Sarandon), stav, pri byudzhete svyshe 100 millionov dollarov, samym dorogim nezavisimym fil'mom v istorii kinematografa. "e;Oblachnyj atlas podoben zerkal'nomu labirintu, v kotorom pereklikayutsya, naslaivayas' drug na druga, shest' golosov: notariusa serediny devyatnadcatogo veka, vozvrashchayushchegosya v SSHA iz Avstralii; molodogo kompozitora, vynuzhdennogo torgovat' dushoj i telom v Evrope mezhdu mirovymi vojnami; zhurnalistki v Kalifornii 1970-h, raskryvayushchej korporativnyj zagovor; melkogo izdatelya - nashego sovremennika, umudrivshegosya sorvat' bank na banditskoj avtobiografii "e;Udar kastetom i begushchego ot kreditorov; klona-prislugi iz predpriyatiya bystrogo pitaniya v Koree - strane pobedivshego kiberpanka; i gavajskogo kozopasa na zakate civilizacii.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

Die Knochenuhren

Die Knochenuhren

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2016

An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch fur "e;Asyl"e; einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, welche Bedeutung die alte Frau dadurch fur ihre Existenz bekommen hat. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes' Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikkste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das l ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly - Tochter, Schwester, Mutter, Hterin - ist zugleich die unwissende Protagonistin einer mrderischen Fehde, die sich in den Schatten und dunklen Winkeln unserer Welt abspielt - ja, sie wird sich vielleicht sogar als deren entscheidende Waffe erweisen. Metaphysischer Thriller, moralische Betrachtung und Chronik unseres selbstzerstrerischen Handelns - dieser kaleidoskopische Roman mit seiner Vielfalt von Themen, Schaupltzen und Zeiten birst vor Erfindungsreichtum und jener Intelligenz, die David Mitchell zu einem der herausragenden Autoren seiner Generation gemacht hat.

Will-Developed Intelligence The Handwork and Practical Arts Curriculum in Waldorf Schools

Will-Developed Intelligence The Handwork and Practical Arts Curriculum in Waldorf Schools

Author: David Mitchell, Patricia Livingston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

The handwork and practical arts curriculum in Waldorf schools stimulates children's creative powers. At the same time, it establishes an aesthetic confidence by developing the child's will -- that part of us which interacts with the world, and lays the foundation for our thinking. This masterly book argues that only by working with their hands does our children's cognition develop as it should. It examines the craft curriculum from Years 1 to 8, and all the way through High School. This is a wonderful curriculum resource for Waldorf teachers which includes numerous practical projects, as well as exploring the particular benefits that the activities have.

From Images to Thinking

From Images to Thinking

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2016

It is a creative activity of the highest order to inspire a child's thinking to rise up from the pictorial imaging of early childhood. This collection of fifteen insightful essays leads parents and teachers through the growing capacities of a child at different stages of development, describing the tools available to help enrich the child's imagination. The process starts with storytelling and fairy tales, with practice in recalling stories to increase memory, moves into sensory observation through the pre-teen years, and blossoms into carefully developed thinking and scientific capabilities in the high school years. The book includes contributions by Rudolf Steiner, Eileen M. Hutchins, Christof Weichert and many other teachers, therapists and neuroscientists.

Evaluation, Homework and Teacher Support

Evaluation, Homework and Teacher Support

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2016

Does homework work? Why is it assigned, and is it effective for good learning? This book collects together the rich experience of a dozen Waldorf teachers who address issues such as how much homework should be given? How can a teacher best support and evaluate a student's progress? And does homework make sense? This unique collection on a challenging topic comes to a thoroughly-discussed and perhaps surprising conclusion. Parents and teachers who are wondering about the meaning and effectiveness of homework will appreciate the fully-informed opinions in this valuable book.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

This special edition of SLADE HOUSE, limited to 1,500 copies, is signed and numbered by the author. It has a uniquely designed cover, endpapers and slipcase, is bound with head and tail bands, and comes with a ribbon. Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/10/2015

Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas |Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle,NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post,BookPage, andKirkus Reviews Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door. Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you'll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. Every nine years, the house's residentsan odd brother and sisterextend a unique invitation to someone who's different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it's already too late. . . . Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house storyas only David Mitchell could imagine it. Praise for Slade House';A fiendish delight . . . Mitchell is something of a magician.'The Washington Post ';Entertainingly eerie . . . We turn to [Mitchell] for brain-tickling puzzle palaces, for character studies and for language.'Chicago Tribune ';A ripping yarn . . . Like Shirley Jackson's Hill House or the Overlook Hotel from Stephen King's The Shining, [Slade House] is a thin sliver of hell designed to entrap the unwary. . . . As the Mitchellverse grows ever more expansive and connected, this short but powerful novel hints at still more marvels to come.'San Francisco Chronicle';Like Stephen King in a fever . . . manically ingenious.'The Guardian (U.K.) ';Ahaunted house story that savors of Dickens, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling and H. P. Lovecraft, but possesses more psychic voltage than any of them.'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ';Tightly crafted and suspenseful yet warmly human . . .the ultimate spooky nursery tale for adults.'The Huffington Post

Crises, Conflict and Disability Ensuring Equality

Crises, Conflict and Disability Ensuring Equality

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2015

People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies, people with disabilities are often overlooked during emergency evacuation, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts. Countries party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must take all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of people with disabilities during situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and natural disasters. Such aid should be designed to support preparedness, response, recovery and rebuilding. This book includes perspectives from around the globe and explores the implications at the policy, programme, and personal level, discussing issues such as: How can national laws, policies, and regulations provide guidance, methods and strategies to integrate and coordinate inclusive emergency management? What should people with disabilities know in order to be prepared for emergency situations? What lessons have we learned from past experiences? What are the current shortfalls (physical and cultural) that put people with disabilities at risk during emergencies and what can be done to improve these situations (e.g. through new technologies and disaster planning)? How does disability affect people's experiences as refugees and other displaced situations; what programmes and best practices are in place to protect and promote their rights during their period of displacement? How must disabled people with disabilities be factored in to the resettlement and rebuilding process; does an opportunity for ensuring universal access exist in the rebuilding process? What is the impact of disasters and conflicts on such special populations as disabled women, disabled children, and those with intellectual disabilities? Spotlighting a pressing issue that has long been neglected in emergency planning fields, this innovative book discusses how to meet the needs of people with disabilities in crises and conflict situations. It is an important reference for all those working in or researching disability and inclusion, and emergency and disaster management, both in developed and developing countries.

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2015

Politics and peace in Northern Ireland analyses the complex and contradictory process of implementing the Good Friday Agreement. Using the lens of security dilemma theory, it begins with an original overview of the conflict, the Agreement and post-1998 politics. The book then explores post-Agreement Northern Ireland through the eyes of each of the four main political parties, showing how they tried to shape the course of peace implementation, and how implementation, in turn, shaped the fates and fortunes of the parties. Drawing on extensive original research, this book explains the promise and limits of the Agreement. It shows how and why the two sides' mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation, and reflects on the likely direction of parties and politics in the future. This clearly written and up-to-date book will be of interest to scholars and students of recent Northern Irish history, ethnic conflict and peace-making. -- .