Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?
Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
An astonishing debut. * Independent * One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down. -- AS Byatt * Mail on Sunday * A remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent. * Observer * The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates. -- William Boyd * Daily Telegraph * If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here. -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent. -- Books of the Year * Guardian *
About David Mitchell
David Mitchell is the author of the novels Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Bone Clocks and Slade House. He has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes among others, and been named a Granta Best Young British Novelist. In 2018, he won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer's entire body of work. In addition, David Mitchell together with KA Yoshida has translated from the Japanese two books by Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism and Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism. He lives with his wife and their two children in Ireland. .
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
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Winner of Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000 Short-listed for Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000 Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 1999
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