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 won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes, and been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize. In 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment - The Times Just about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is - Observer His wildest ride yet . . . a singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill - Independent on Sunday One of the most shamelessly exciting books imaginable - Spectator David 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. - Guardian A novel of breath-taking ambition and scale, spanning continents, oceans and centuries - Christina Patterson The 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 Times Gloriously inventive and dazzlingly virtuosic - Independent on Sunday