Thursday, February 17, 2011
David Mitchell and 1000 Readers
"Written by award-winning author David Mitchell (twice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize), the critically acclaimed The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is being released in paperback in March. Set in 18th Century Japan, the book tells the story of a young Dutch clerk struggling to find his fortune, love and his rightful place in Dejima’s island sea-port, full of corruption, mystery, suspicion and deceit.
To celebrate the paperback release and increase awareness with everyone from hardened David Mitchell fans to the general public, we’re looking for 1000 people to become ‘The Thousand Readers of Jacob De Zoet’ in a unique literary project. This is where I wondered if you’d be interested in getting involved – essentially by offering your readers the chance to become one the first ‘Thousand Readers of Jacob De Zoet’.
By visiting www.facebook.com/thethousandautumns, selecting a theme and responding to the corresponding extract with a short review, image or film, everyone will be in with a chance of becoming an official ‘reader’ and receiving a signed and numbered limited paperback edition of the novel, which includes a letter from the author."
If you are interested in Mitchell's work, check out this fun project. The passages are great because they showcase Mitchell's excellent writing skills and provide a peek at what this story is all about. I've already reviewed a passage and will be posting another review on FB soon. Anyhow, just wanted to share this info. And now I'm off to read. Cheers!