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Encyclopedia > David Mitchell (author)
David Mitchell in Poland, Warsaw, April 7, 2006
David Mitchell in Poland, Warsaw, April 7, 2006

David Mitchell (born January, 1969) is an English novelist. He has written four novels, two of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The latest, Black Swan Green, has been longlisted for the 2006 award. Image File history File linksMetadata David_Mitchell_by_Kubik. ... Image File history File linksMetadata David_Mitchell_by_Kubik. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in...


Mitchell was born in Southport, Merseyside, in England and educated at the University of Kent, studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an MA in Comparative Literature. For other uses, see Southport (disambiguation). ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The University of Kent is a plate glass campus university in Kent, UK. // Disambiguation The original and main campus of the University is in Canterbury, and until 2003 the official title of the University was the University of Kent at Canterbury (or UKC). ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Comparative literature, colloquially abbreviated comp. ...


He lived for a year in Sicily before moving to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England. He currently lives in Cork, Ireland with his Japanese wife, Keiko and their two children. Sicilian redirects here. ... Hiroshima City Hall Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba Address 〒730-8586 Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Kokutaiji 1-6-34 Phone number 082-245-2111 Official website: Hiroshima City , // The city of Hiroshima ) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest of... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ...


Mitchell's first novel, Ghostwritten (1999), moves around the globe, from Okinawa to Mongolia to pre-Millennial New York City, as nine narrators tell stories that interlock and intersect. The novel won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (for best work of British literature written by an author under 35) and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Ghostwritten is the name of the first novel published by the author David Mitchell. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a British based literary prize. ...


His two subsequent novels, number9dream (2001) and Cloud Atlas (2004), were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2003, he was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. number9dream is a novel written by David Mitchell, which was first published in 2001. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Cover design Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel, the third book by British author David Mitchell. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Granta 37, published September 1991 Granta is a literary magazine which publishes new writing — fiction, personal history, reportage and investigative journalism — four times a year. ...


Mitchell's American editor at Random House is novelist David Ebershoff. David Ebershoff is an American-born writer, editor, and teacher. ...


Future Work

Mitchell's next book will be about Japan. He will be moving back there soon to do more work on his next project, a historical novel about Deshima, the man-made island in the middle of Nagasaki Harbour that was built to house Dutch traders in the 17th century. Having just finished five months of research in the Netherlands, Mitchell says that the biggest challenge will be what to omit from this complex story. "For over two centuries", he said, "the Dutch were the only white people allowed to see inside Japan". No one was allowed on or off the island except for tradesmen, translators and prostitutes. "Except", he said, "every four years when the head of the trading post made the trek to Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to pay his respects to the Shogun". Mitchell plans to contrast Shogunate Japan with the Napoleonic era in Europe, he said. Of particular interest is the fact that while the Netherlands ceased to exist for a while after Napoleon annexed it, the Dutch flag still flew in Deshima. According to a recent interview, the book will consist of 6 novellas of 18 chapters each with 9 told by one narrator and the alternate 9 by another. View of Dejima in Nagasaki Bay Scale model of Dutch trading post on display in Dejima (2003) Edo-era boundaries of Dejima island (outlined in red) within the modern city of Nagasaki. ... Nagasaki City Hall Mayor {{{Mayor}}} Address 〒850-8685 Nagasaki-shi, Sakura-machi 2-22 Phone number 095-825-5151 Official website: www1. ... Edo (Japanese: 江戸, literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... Shogun ) is a military rank and historical title in Japan. ... ... View of Dejima in Nagasaki Bay Scale model of Dutch trading post on display in Dejima (2003) Edo-era boundaries of Dejima island (outlined in red) within the modern city of Nagasaki. ...


Novels

Ghostwritten is the name of the first novel published by the author David Mitchell. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... number9dream is a novel written by David Mitchell, which was first published in 2001. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Cover design Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel, the third book by British author David Mitchell. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Black Swan Green is a bildungsroman novel written by David Mitchell. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Profile: Official Man Booker Prize
  • Profile: The Guardian
  • Profile: www.contemporarywriters.com
  • Profile: The Times
  • Interview: Quarterly Literary Review Singapore
  • Interview: Three Monkeys Online
  • Interview: BBC Nottingham
  • Interview: The Washington Post
  • Interview: scotsman.com
  • Interview: The Independent (2006)
  • Interview: Bold Type Magazine - Random House
  • Interview: The Telegraph (2004)
  • Interview: Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Interview: Playing With Structure - BBC Get Writing
  • Inteview: ReadySteadyBook
  • The Bat Segundo Show #1 (podcast interview)
  • The Bat Segundo Show #54 (podcast interview -- 2006)
  • The Bat Segundo Show #55 (podcast interview -- 2006)

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David Mitchell (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (473 words)
David Mitchell (born January, 1969) is an English novelist.
Mitchell was born in Southport, Merseyside, in England and educated at the University of Kent, studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an MA in Comparative Literature.
Mitchell's first novel, Ghostwritten (1999), moves around the globe, from Okinawa to Mongolia to pre-Millennial New York City, as nine narrators tell stories that interlock and intersect.
David Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (171 words)
David Mitchell (author) (born 1969), author of Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, and Black Swan Green
David Mitchell (admiral) (c1642-1710), British admiral of the late seventeenth century.
David Mitchell (Scottish politician), Chairman of the Scottish Conservatives, 2001 2004
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