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David Mitchell


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in Southport, The United Kingdom
January 12, 1969

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David Mitchell was born in Southport, Merseyside, in England, raised in Malvern, Worcestershire, and educated at the University of Kent, studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A. in Comparative Literature. He lived for a year in Sicily, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England. After another stint in Japan, he currently lives in Ireland with his wife Keiko and their two children. In an essay for Random House, Mitchell wrote: "I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a kid, but until I came to Japan to live in 1994 I was too easily distracted to do much about it. I would probably have become a writer wherever I lived, but wo ...more

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"Mind bending and genre defying, The Bone Clocks, a new masterwork from the author of Cloud Atlas, sends a gifted teen runaway on a paranormal adventure." ...More

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“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
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“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
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“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
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