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John Lanchester

John Lanchester is the author of five novels, including The Wall, the best-selling Debt to Pleasure and Capital, as well as several works of nonfiction, including I.O.U. and How to Speak Money. His books, which have been translated into twenty-five languages, have won the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in London.

Books by John Lanchester

  1. Book CoverCapital: A Novel


    "A vibrant piece of fiction, pulsating with events and emotions…Seems destined to be read a hundred years from now." —Martin Rubin, Los Angeles TimesMore

  2. Book CoverHow to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means


    "Refreshingly clear, sharp, and funny, How to Speak Money will help you understand not only what the language of finance means but also why it matters." —James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of CrowdsMore

  3. Book CoverThe Wall: A Novel


    The best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time.More