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David Mitchell

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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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September 2014, David Mitchell
"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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“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“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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Fantasy was the winner of our poll...by one vote! So now we must vote on the Fantasy book we want to read for September. Make your choice! Last day to vote will be Monday, August 12.

Cloud Atlas Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell David Mitchell
 
  6 votes, 46.2%

Daughter of the Forest Daughter of the Forest  (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, #1) by Juliet Marillier Juliet Marillier
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

Grendel Grendel by John Gardner John Gardner
 
  1 vote, 7.7%

 
  1 vote, 7.7%

The Winter King The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, #1) by Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell
 
  1 vote, 7.7%

 
  1 vote, 7.7%

The Once and Future King The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4) by T.H. White T.H. White
 
  1 vote, 7.7%

The Hum and the Shiver The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa, #1) by Alex Bledsoe Alex Bledsoe
 
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