Author of the Month: John Lanchester

Our Author of the Month for January will be novelist and journalist John Lanchester. A regular contributor to the LRB, Lanchester writes about the world of finance, new technology, food and everything else besides with sparkling insight, wry humour and remarkable clarity. His first novel The Debt to Pleasure, published in 1996, was the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, and his latest, The Wall, published by Faber, is a hypnotic portrayal of a fatally fractured world in which it is both sensible and necessary that the young should hate the old. You can explore his books in several genres here, and come and meet them in person at the shop throughout January.

BOOK NOW: John Lanchester will be in conversation about his latest novel The Wall with Daniel Soar, at St. George's, Bloomsbury on Wednesday 23 January.

Capital

John Lanchester

From the publisher:

The residents of Pepys Road, London – a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young ...

How to Speak Money

John Lanchester

From the publisher:

sets out to decode the world of finance for all of us, explaining everything from high-frequency trading and the World Bank to the difference between bullshit and nonsense. ...

Family Romance: A Memoir

John Lanchester

From the publisher:

In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of Fragrant Harbour and Capital, John Lanchester pieces together his family’s past and uncovers their extraordinary ...

Fragrant Harbour

John Lanchester

From the publisher:

Matthew Ho is a young Chinese entrepreneur whose life has been shaped by painful choices made long before his birth. The complacency of colonial life in the 1930s; the ...

Mr Phillips

John Lanchester

From the publisher:

One warm July morning Mr Phillips climbs out of bed, leaving Mrs Phillips dozing. So why is Mr Phillips, a cautious middle-aged accountant, not behind his desk calculating ...