David Mitchell

One of Britain's most celebrated contemporary authors, David Mitchell penned intricately connected storylines that moved seamlessly between fact and fiction and past and present in such novels as Ghostwritten (1999), Cloud Atlas (2002) and Black Swan Green (2006). Mitchell's novels covered vast territory - from 19th century Japan and the South Pacific to a modern English village and the distant, disastrous future, often with the pages of a single novel - and delved deeply into the perspective of their characters, leading readers on narrative trails that were equally entrancing and perplexing. Readers and critics alike flocked to Mitchell's work, which earned bestseller status on both sides of the Atlantic as well as numerous awards and a devoted fan base. An adventurous writer with a seemingly boundless imagination, David Mitchell was one of the early 21st century's most acclaimed literary figures.