photograph Money into Art: Finance and the Novel with Aifric Campbell and Justin Cartwright

A literary discussion

Location: Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 4th October 2012, 19:15

Recent literary responses to the financial crisis take their place in a rich tradition of novelistic portrayals of the city and finance. What do these tell us of our changing attitude towards, and understanding of, money? Join Aifric and Justin as they discuss money, the novel, and the state of the nation and read from their work.

Aifric Campbell was the first female MD at investment bankers Morgan Stanley, before leaving to study psychotherapy and creative writing. Her first two novels, The Semantics of Murder and The Loss Adjustor were published by Serpent’s Tail. Her latest novel On the Floor, set in the global financial markets, was longlisted for the Orange Prize 2012. Aifric teaches creative writing at Imperial College.

‘Aifric Campbell knows her subject and her descriptions of the bustling trading floor have the ring of truth.’ Financial Times

Justin Cartwright’s In Every Face I Meet was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Leading the Cheers won the Whitbread Novel Award and The Promise of Happiness won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. His most recent novel Other People’s Money won Novel of the Year at the Spear’s Book Awards.

‘Cartwright’s fiction has an uncanny habit of catching the zeitgeist in nets of finemeshed tragiccomic steelÉ the novel moves fast, hits hard, and rings true.’ The Independent

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Published: 31st August 2012

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