Novelist David Mitchell On His Most Important Work
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."