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David Mitchell


UK flag (1969 - )

David Mitchell was born in 1969 and his first novel, GHOSTWRITTEN, was published by Sceptre in 1999 to great acclaim and won the Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His second novel, NUMBER9DREAM (2001) was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He was chosen as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists 2003.
 
Non fiction
Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight (2017) (with Naoki Higashida)
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Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : Number9dream
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2001) : Number9dream
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : Cloud Atlas
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : Cloud Atlas
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2005) : Cloud Atlas
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Cloud Atlas
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book winner (2005) : Cloud Atlas
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Black Swan Green
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : Black Swan Green
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2010) : The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Bone Clocks
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2015) : The Bone Clocks


David Mitchell recommends
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Silence (1966)
Shūsaku Endō
"One of the finest historical novels written by anyone, anywhere . . . Flawless."
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Strangers (2003)
Taichi Yamada
"Highly recommended. A cerebral and haunting ghost story, which completely wrong-footed me."
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Maps for Lost Lovers (2004)
Nadeem Aslam
"Thoughtful, revealing, lushly written and painful, this timely book deserves the widest audience."
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Cold Skin (2005)
Albert Sánchez Piñol
"A troubling, hammering but glorious novel."
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CrocAttack! (2010)
Assaf Gavron
"Unflinching and compassionate."
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Other People's Money (2011)
Justin Cartwright
"Other People's Money is wise, droll and beautiful fiction."
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Stay Up With Me (2013)
Tom Barbash
"Tom Barbash's wise and bittersweet stories map the gulfs between us, and the unexpected connections."

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