Nov 6, 2007 — David Mitchell's nested box of stories isn't just cleverness, says writer Maile Meloy. The novel has a heart, a fierce intelligence and a single, recurring soul.
Jun 16, 2005 — Author David Mitchell displays in this novel a prodigiously sneaky gift for black comedy, a full-throated disgust at the hash mankind is making of the world, and the one thing you never find in the same package as all those other virtues: plot.
Oct 17, 2004 — The Booker Prize will be announced this coming Tuesday. One of the leading contenders is David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. With an experimental structure that incorporates six novellas, the question is whether this is a stunt or a true literary breakthrough. Martha Woodroof of member station WMRA reports.