JOHN LANCHESTER

John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. He has worked as a football reporter, obituary writer, book editor, restaurant critic, and deputy editor of the London Review of Books, where he is a contributing editor. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips and Fragrant Harbour, and Capital, and two works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; and Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis. His books have won a whole heap of prizes, and been translated into twenty-five languages. His new novel, a dystopian fable called The Wall, has just come out. The Wall is something new: almost an allegory, almost a dystopian-future warning, partly an elegant study of the nature of storytelling itself. I was hugely impressed by it. (Philip Pullman)

Ganed John yn Hamburg yn 1962. Mae wedi gweithio fel newyddiadurwr pêl-droed, sgwennwr coflithoedd, golygydd llyfrau, beirniad tai bwyta, a dirprwy olygydd The London Review of Books lle mae hefyd yn olygydd cyfrannol. Yn ogystal, mae’n gyfranwr cyson i’r New Yorker. Mae’n awdur pedair nofel, ‘The Debt to Pleasure’, ‘Mr Phillips’, ‘Fragrant Harbour’ a ‘Capital’ a dwy gyfrol ffeithiol: ‘Family Romance’, cofiant; a ‘Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay’, am yr argyfwng ariannol byd-eang. Yn ogystal ag ennill tomen o wobrau, cafodd ei nofelau eu cyfieithu i bump ar hugain o ieithoedd. Nofel ddiweddaraf John Lanchester yw ‘The Wall’. Meddai Philip Pullman, “‘The Wall’ is something new: almost an allegory, almost a dystopian-future warning, partly an elegant study of the nature of storytelling itself. I was hugely impressed by it”.