David Stephen Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known for his centuries-spanning epic novel, Cloud Atlas. The Bone Clocks is perhaps his second-best well-known novel and is also highly regarded, to which, he won the 2015 World Fantasy Award.
He is twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, for his novels number9dream and the aforementioned Cloud Atlas. He won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for Ghostwritten, and the ALA Alex Award for Black Swan Green.
Mitchell has written the following novels:
- Ghostwritten (1999)
- number9dream (2001)
- Cloud Atlas (2004)
- Black Swan Green (2006)
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010)
- The Bone Clocks (2014)
- Slade House (2015)
- Utopia Avenue (2020)
Tropes found in his works include:
- Ripped from the Headlines: In Ghostwritten, the metro sarin attack is heavily based on the real life terrorist attack in Tokyo, 1995.