Author Notes

David Mitchell's first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in 2000. It was awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for the best book by a writer under thirty-five, and was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, Number9Dream, followed in 2002 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta. He recently returned to Britain from Japan, where he spent several years, and now lives in Ireland.


David Mitchell's first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in 2000. It was awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for the best book by a writer under thirty-five, and was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, Number9Dream, followed in 2002 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta. He recently returned to Britain from Japan, where he spent several years, and now lives in Ireland.