The Culture Show - David Mitchell

Award-winning author David Mitchell talks about his novels 'Black Swan Green' and 'Cloud Atlas', and reads extracts from both. He also discusses his preoccupation with the theme of power, the importance of humour in his work, and his public and private face as an author.

David Mitchell has received much official recognition and his awards include 'Time' Best Book of the Year ('Black Swan Green'), Man Booker Prize shortlist ('Cloud Atlas'), Booker Prize shortlist and James Tait Black Memorial Prize shortlist ('Number9Dream'), Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best book by a writer under 35 and the Guardian First Book Award shortlist ('Ghostwritten').

↗ Originally broadcast 2 June 2007.

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