We were delighted to have novelist David Mitchell, who wrote the award winning Cloud Atlas, with us on Wednesday for a live Twitter Q&A.

David Mitchell

David’s new translation of the work of Japanese autistic writer Naoki Higashida, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 – the sequel to The Reason I Jump – has just been published and is Radio 4’s Book of the Week from Monday 17 – Friday 21 July.

You can listen to David talking about the impact Naoki’s writing had on his life and his relationship with his own autistic son on the BBC website.  

Alternatively, you can listen to the full recording of Radio 4's Book of the Week.