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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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If you like David Mitchell you might also like to read books by Margaret Atwood, Andrew Miller and Michel Faber.

Featured Books, with extracts, by David Mitchell

Slade House by David Mitchell
Slade House
David Mitchell
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Slade House, Slade Alley. We enter it with different narrators from 1979 to the present in nine yearly intervals. Initially each section is like a separate short story with the mysterious house...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2015
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell
This is a big story on a huge canvas. If you are a David Mitchell fan then you are in for a treat. If new to him then be prepared to be blown away. It is a metaphysical thriller, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. This is a big story on a huge canvas. If you are a David Mitchell fan then you are in for a treat. If new to him then be prepared to be blown...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2014
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
Winner of Best Read of the Year and the Literary Fiction Award at the British Book Awards 2005. David Mitchell entices his readers on to a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/11/2012
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book Award 2011. Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. Good historical fiction - which is what this book is - requires a careful balance of imagination and historical research. Imagination...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2011
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell
Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control – of riches and minds, and over death itself. As you step onto the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/05/2010
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Black Swan Green
David Mitchell
The story of a year in the life of Jason Taylor, 13 years old, growing up in an English village in the early 1980’s. Jason is a hugely likeable character, intelligent and thoughtful and yet mercilessly bullied for the stammer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2007
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Black Swan Green
David Mitchell
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 and shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2006. Costa Book Awards 2006 Judges'comment: "A telling and touching account of a vanishing childhood, with all its impossibilities and its comedies."
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2006
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
Winner of Best Read of the Year and the Literary Fiction Award at the British Book Awards 2005. David Mitchell entices his readers on to a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/09/2004
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
Winner of Best Read of the Year and the Literary Fiction Award at the British Book Awards 2005. David Mitchell entices his readers on to a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2004
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Ghostwritten
David Mitchell
‘A novel in 9 parts’ and ten sections in different voices and different locations giving a feeling of short stories, building in their links but never really coming together. It’s a stunning work, challenging, rewarding and very intelligent leaving you...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 20/04/2000

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