Novelist David Mitchell On His Most Important Work | KUOW News and Information

Novelist David Mitchell On His Most Important Work

Sep 30, 2014

  Ross Reynolds speaks with novelist David Mitchell about what he says is the most important book he's done: a translation of a memoir by a young autistic Japanese boy. In the book, "The Reason I Jump," the boy explains the behaviors that may seem strange to outsiders. Mitchell himself has a child with autism. He talks about what he learned from doing the translation.

Correction 10/1/2014: an earlier web and audio version of this segment incorrectly stated the title of the translated book as "Why I Jump," instead of "The Reason I Jump."