John Lanchester Biography
John Lanchester was born in Hamburg in 1962. Brought up in Hong Kong and educated at Auden's old school, Gresham's, he read English at Oxford. He was a football reporter, an obituary writer, book editor, and restaurant reviewer before turning to fiction. His first novel, The Debt to Pleasure (1996), won a number of awards, including the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Prize. His second, Mr Phillips, was published in 2000, and followed two years later by Fragrant Harbour.
Lanchester's journalism has appeared in Granta, The Observer, The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, The New Yorker and the London Review of Books, where he is a Contributing Editor. He also regularly writes on food and technology for Esquire.
Lanchester is married to the biographer, Miranda Carter. They live with their two small sons in south London.
This biography was last updated on 01/24/2010.
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