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John Lanchester

Biography

John Lanchester was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1962. He was brought up in Hong Kong but educated in England. He has worked as a journalist but also had a limited but deserved reputation as a novelist but suddenly became much better-known, first with his non-fiction book on the financial crisis at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay and then with Capital, a book which touches on the financial crisis.

Other sites

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Interview
Interview
Interview
Why the super-rich love the UK (article by Lanchester)
Show me the money (article by Lanchester on why the literary world is wary of finance)
Articles by Lanchester in the London Review of Books
Posts by Lanchester to the London Review of Books blog
Articles by Lanchester in the New Yorker
Restaurant reviews by Lanchester in the Guardian

Bibliography

1996 The Debt to Pleasure (novel)
2000 Mr Phillips (novel)
2002 Fragrant Harbour (novel)
2007 Family Romance (memoir)
2010 Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay (finance)
2012 Capital (novel)
2013 What We Talk About When We Talk about the Tube: The District Line
2014 How To Speak Money (finance)
2019 The Wall (novel)