David Mitchell has been called many things, all of them enviable. According to Dave Eggers, Mitchell is “one of the more fearless and fascinating writers alive.” Charles Foran declares him “the most gifted of his generation of novelists.” Of his five novels, two have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is perhaps best known for his mind-altering modern classic Cloud Atlas, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and sold in the neighbourhood of a million copies worldwide. In this lively reading, introduced by Mitchell super-fan Douglas Coupland, Mitchell introduces the audience to the characters from his historical novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which follows a Dutch accountant’s adventures in feudal Japan.
An Intimate Afternoon with David Mitchell