January's reading challenge is only one day away and one important question needs to be answered: Who is David Mitchell?
First of all, he is an English novelist born in 1969 and he has lived in Italy, Japan and Ireland. So far he has written six novels (those we will be reading in January), two of which were shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize (number9dream and Cloud Atlas). The other three were longlisted for The Man Booker Prize (Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and The Bone Clocks), while Ghostwritten has won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for the best book by a writer under 35. In 2003 David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
Official Website: http://www.davidmitchellbooks.com/
David Mitchell's Profile in The Man Booker Prizes' Website: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/david-mitchell
An interesting video in which the author discusses the Writing Process
Last but not least, here is an interview of the novelist discussing his debut novel Ghostwritten: http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/1100/mitchell/interview.html
These are just the basic information on who David Mitchell is. I hope that during this month we will be able to learn more about his work and what he has to offer in contemporary literature.