06.18.12

Austerity in the U.K.

Set just before the financial crisis of 2008, John Lanchester's 'Capital' is what he calls his 'big, fat London novel.' Newsweek & The Daily Beast's books editor Lucas Wittmann talks with Lanchester about why there aren't more novels about finance, and how London differs from the rest of the U.K. in the age of austerity.

Set just before the financial crisis of 2008, John Lanchester's 'Capital' is what he calls his 'big, fat London novel.' Newsweek & The Daily Beast's books editor Lucas Wittmann talks with Lanchester about why there aren't more novels about finance, and how London differs from the rest of the U.K. in the age of austerity.