David Mitchell

David Mitchell

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January 12, 1969
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David Stephen Mitchell is an English novelist. He has published seven novels, two of which, number9dream and Cloud Atlas , were shortlisted for the Booker Prize.Early lifeMitchell was born in Southport in Lancashire , England, and raised in Malvern, Worcestershire. He was educated at Hanley Castle High School and at the University of Kent, where he obtained a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A. in Comparative Literature.Mitchell lived in Sicily for a year, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England, where he could live on his earnings as a writer and support his pregnant wife.WorkMitchell's first novel, Ghostwritten , moves around the globe, from Okinawa to Mongolia to pre-Millennial New York City, as nine narrators tell stories that interlock and intersect.

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