John Lanchester

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Top 10 cooks in fiction | Annabel Abbs
From PG Wodehouse’s ‘peerless’ Anatole to John Lanchester’s merciless Tarquin Winot, a novelist chooses her favourite kitchen creations

Annabel Abbs

02, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Michael Lewis: ‘I didn’t believe in ghosts until I read Neil Gaiman’
The author on his envy of Philip Pullman’s world, imitating Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and struggling with Don Quixote

Michael Lewis

23, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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John Lanchester: 'I started writing Capital in 2006 assuming a crash was about to happen'
The author on watching the global financial crisis in real time and writing a nonfiction book to avoid ruining his novel with too much knowledge

John Lanchester

21, Nov, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Reality, and Other Stories by John Lanchester review – horror for the digital age
Vinegar-sharp ghost stories play with the hold that technology has over all of us

Christopher Shrimpton

22, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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John Lanchester: 'We should treat reading more like sex and drugs'
The bestselling author on his new short stories, catching Covid-19 and why children ought to read Tintin

Alex Preston

10, Oct, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Fights, food and fall outs: why Christmas is a gift to novelists
From Jane Austen’s Emma to Richard Powers in The Overstory, novelists have used the festive season to gather families together ... and let the drama unfold

Benjamin Markovits

21, Dec, 2019 @1:58 PM

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All-nighters and sideways ideas: readers' books of the year
From rich histories to intense, dystopian futures, commenters share the highlights of their reading years

Guardian readers

17, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Rich rewards: the best books on how banking rules the world
From a psychological study of city bankers to the ‘delusion of thrift’ in John Lanchester’s novel Capital, Grace Blakeley shares her favourite titles on the power of banks

Grace Blakeley

14, Oct, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Impossible times for political novels | Letters
Letters: Peter Taylor-Gooby and Doug Sandle respond to Dorian Lynskey’s article on the death of the political novel


28, Aug, 2019 @4:15 PM

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Not read them yet? A cheat's guide to the 2019 Booker prize longlist
This year’s ‘Booker’s dozen’ includes two former winners as well as an international array of acclaimed fiction. Here’s what you need to know

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Handmaid's Tale sequel leads 'exacting' 2019 Booker prize longlist
Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – not published until September – is chosen alongside 12 other ‘credible winners’ including Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson

Alison Flood

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Author of dystopian climate crisis novel is 'deeply optimistic'
John Lanchester tells Hay audience people have ‘a moral obligation’ not to despair

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

27, May, 2019 @2:29 PM

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