He and wife KA Yoshida translated "The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-old Boy With Autism" by Naoki Higashida
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I believed that 'Cloud Atlas' would never be made into a movie. I was half right. It has now been adapted to the screen, but as a sort of pointillist mosaic. We stay in each of the six worlds just long enough for the hook to be sunk in, and from then on the film darts from world to world at the speed of a plate-spinner, revisiting each narrative long enough to propel it forward.
Wrote about process of his novel's adaptation into Cloud Atlas
(2012), in which he also makes a cameo appearance, in Sept. 30, 2012 issue of NY Times Magazine.