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.
Open up his head and a whole magical, ecstatic symphony of inventiveness and ideals will fly out - The Times One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country - Independent An author of extraordinary ambition and skill - Independent on Sunday Mitchell's imagination is boundless and absolutely thorough, and he is also very funny - Sunday Telegraph A storyteller of genius . . . a man who may yet prove to be the greatest writer of his age - Mail on Sunday Dizzyingly, dazzingly good - Daily Mail Our most accomplished inventor of multitudinous worlds, which are filled with complex, vital people - Financial Times His novels are unlike anything else - Spectator