The Long Awaited New Novel From The Bestselling, Prize Winning Author Of Cloud Atlas And The Bone ClocksUtopia Avenue Is The Strangest British Band You Ve Never Heard Of Emerging From London S Psychedelic Scene InAnd Fronted By Folk Singer Elf Holloway, Guitar Demigod Jasper De Zoet, And Blues Bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue Released Only Two LPs During Its Brief, Blazing Journey From The Clubs Of Soho And Drafty Ballrooms To Top Of The Pops And The Cusp Of Chart Success, And On To Glory In Amsterdam, Prison In Rome, And A Fateful American Fortnight In The Autumn Of David Mitchell S Captivating New Novel Tells The Unexpurgated Story Of Utopia Avenue Of Riots In The Streets And Revolutions In The Head Of Drugs, Thugs, Madness, Love, Sex, Death, Art Of The Families We Choose And The Ones We Don T Of Fame S Faustian Pact And Stardom S Wobbly Ladder Can We Change The World In Turbulent Times, Or Does The World Change Us
David Mitchell was born in Southport, Merseyside, in England, raised in Malvern, Worcestershire, and educated at the University of Kent, studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A in Comparative Literature He lived for a year in Sicily, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England After another stint in Japan, he currently lives in Ireland with his wife Keiko and their two children In an essay for Random House, Mitchell wrote I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a kid, but until I came to Japan to live in 1994 I was too easily distracted to do much about it I would probably have become a writer wherever I lived, but would I have become the same writer if I d spent the last 6 years in London, or Cape Town, or Moose Jaw, on an oil rig or in the circus This is my answer to myself Mitchell s first novel, Ghostwritten 1999 , moves around the globe, from Okinawa to Mongolia to pre Millennial New York City, as nine narrators tell stories that interlock and intersect The novel won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best work of British literature written by an author under 35 and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award His two subsequent novels, number9dream 2001 and Cloud Atlas 2004 , were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2003, he was selected as one of Granta s Best of Young British Novelists In 2007, Mitchell was listed among Time Magazine s 100 Most Influential People in The World Mitchell s American editor at Random House is novelist David Ebershoff.
- 592 pages
- Utopia Avenue
- David Mitchell
- 10 June 2019 David Mitchell