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Author David Mitchell is best known for his books The Bone Clocks, Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green. In his interview with Fresh Air’s Sam Briger, Mitchell discusses the process of writing within the confines of extreme restriction – his new book Slade House began as a series of tweets, living with a verbal stammer, and his experiences as a father of a child with severe autism.

Mitchell also translated Naoki Higashida‘s memoir The Reason I Jump, about an incredible thirteen year-old boy with autism. In his interview, Mitchell shares what this experience was like as both an author and father.

Click here to read and/or listen to David Mitchell’s interview on Fresh Air