David Mitchell

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Random House)

We're thrilled to have David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green, back to our store to read from and sign his new, highly anticipated novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

At the event, we'll be raffling off two posters signed by Mitchell, so be sure to buy the book here to get a raffle ticket!

We'll also be simulcasting the event to our annex space next door, so we can accommodate an overflow crowd.

We've already sold a large part of our order of first printings; if having a first printing is important to you, we recommend calling and purchasing one over the phone for pick-up when you arrive to the event.

We will be using numbered "tickets" to the signing line.  They are free and first come, first served.  If you'd like to have David Mitchell sign a book for you, pick up a signing line ticket at the front counter when you come to the event.  They'll be available starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday (two hours before the event begins).

And now, more on David Mitchell!

"Mitchell is, clearly, a genius." --The New York Times Book Review (review of Cloud Atlas)

"Mitchell really is his generation's Pynchon." --Kirkus Reviews (review of Cloud Atlas)

"Brilliant…Mitchell creates an evocative yet authentically adolescent voice, an achievement  even more impressive than the ventriloquism of his earlier books." --The New York Times Book Review (review of Black Swan Green)

David Mitchell is an internationally bestselling two-time Booker Prize finalist, a Time magazine 100 Most Influential People, and a Granta Best Young British Novelist. His first novel, Ghostwritten, was awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for the best book by a writer under 35 and a Guardian First Book Award finalist. His second novel, Number9Dream, was a finalist for the Booker Prize finalist and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His third novel Cloud Atlas was short-listed for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was an international bestseller. His most recent novel, Black Swan Green, was long-listed for the Booker Prize and named a Time Best Book of the Year. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Photo of the author by Miriam Berkley;

Event date: 
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
90027 Los Angeles
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400065455
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House - June 29th, 2010

Black Swan Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812974010
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - February 27th, 2007

Thirteen chapters provide monthly snapshots of Jason Taylor's life in small-town England. Whether battling his stammer, navigating the social hierarchy of his schoolmates, or watching the slow disintegration of his parents' marriage, he relates his story in a voice that is achingly true to life.

Cloud Atlas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375507250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - August 17th, 2004

In his captivating third novel, Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre, and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead.