John Lanchester

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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

Friday, October 31, 2014

Anthony Trollope was one of England's, and maybe the world's, greatest 19th century novelists. I say that even though I'm not especially a fan. Trollope's prose is determinedly, insistently flat and neutral. Reading him you sometimes get the impression that if he came upon a particularly brilliant phrase or image, ...


From "Amortization" to "Zombie Banks": Making Sense of Money Jargon

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The ever-eloquent John Lanchester explains how the world of finance really works--from what GDP is and how hedge funds work to what AAA ratings and yield curves actually mean. 

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John Lanchester on His Novel Capital

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

John Lanchester talks about Capital, his sweeping new social novel set in London at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. The economic shift plays out among the residents of Pepys Road, London—a banker and his posh wife, an old woman and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners, a refugee who works as the meter maid, a young soccer star from Senegal.


The Two Faces of London: John Lanchester's "Capital"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

London has had plenty of reasons to celebrate lately. Last April was the Royal Wedding, and just a few weeks ago thousands commemorated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. But behind these p...


How the End of the Cold War Led to the Economic Crisis

Friday, February 19, 2010

John Lanchester, author of the novel The Debt to Pleasure, offers his particular take on the global economic crisis in his new book, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay.

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