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, 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 the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, E.M Forster Award, and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Booker Prize, and been translated into twenty-five languages. He is married, has two children and lives in London.
John Lanchester 1962年生於德國漢堡。他曾當過足球記者，訃告寫手，圖書編輯，美食評論家，以及《倫敦書評》的副主編。他也是《紐約客》的定期撰稿人。Lanchester著有四部小說－－《The Debt to Pleasure》《Mr Philips》《Fragrant Harbour》和《Capital》－－以及兩部紀實作品：《Family Romance, a memoir 》和有關全球經濟危機的《Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay》。其作品曾獲英國豪森登獎、惠特贝瑞小說一等獎、E.M.福斯特獎和Premi Llibreter獎，還入圍了布克文學獎，並被譯成多達二十五種語言。他已婚並育有二子，現居倫敦。