New York Times
A Master of Many Universes
In the past decade, Mr. Mitchell has evolved from being a cult author with a small but rabid fan base to a major literary figure whose work has been compared to that of Nabokov, Pynchon and Dostoyevsky. Five of his six novels have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, including his latest, “The Bone Clocks.” His genre-defying 2004 novel, “Cloud Atlas,” sold a million copies in North America and was adapted into a feature film. Academics and superfans pore over his works with the intensity of Talmudic scholars, and gather at David Mitchell conferences that feature panel discussions on subjects like “Narratology and the Mitchell Multiverse.”t cast their previous literary incarnations in a strange new light.