John Lanchester
Fact or Fiction? Reality and Dystopia

John Lanchester is a man of many parts: lauded novelist (The Debt to Pleasure, Capital), whip-smart guide to the economic crises of recent years (Whoops!) and sometime restaurant critic. His new novel, The Wall, has already been admired by the likes of Philip Pullman and Emily St John Mandel, its dystopian setting a stark allegory for our times. He’ll be discussing the range and ambition of his work with Jonn Elledge, Assistant Editor of the New Statesman.

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