David Mitchell

Jacket Copy has an interesting piece about a conference dedicated to David Mitchell. And it’s ALL about David Mitchell. How amazing is that? Mitchell has published four books in the last ten years and he gets two whole days of academics discussing, dissecting and obsessing over his work. Incredible.

I have yet to read Black Swan Green, but I enjoyed Cloud Atlas sooooo much that I’m saving his latest book for a particularly rainy and depressing day. David Mitchell is really in a class of his own. Cloud Atlas really should have won the Booker Prize in 2004. Donna Tartt will always be my number one, but David Mitchell is a very close second. If you haven’t read any of his work, go beg, borrow or steal, because his writing is sublime.

Ghostwritten (1999)
Number9dream (2001)
Cloud Atlas (2004)
Black Swan Green (2006)