David Mitchell is one of the most inventive and skilled fiction writers of our time. In this much-anticipated Sydney Writers’ Festival session, he speaks to The Australian’s chief literary critic, Geordie Williamson. Mitchell’s first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in 1999 and shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. He followed this with number9dream, Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green, all of which have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. His most recent novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, is winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (South Asia and Europe). Presented by Sydney Writers’ Festival, May 2011
Duration: 58m 12s
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