ARSENAL: New fiction from Aifric July 19

Read: Aifric’s new short story ARSENAL published today in THE IRISH TIMES to launch the series This Means War. 

Long listed for the Orange Prize

What the critics are saying: “…the smartest financial novel since The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the first with a fully drawn female heroine  - Frank Partnoy /Aifric Campbell has brilliantly combined the best elements of the modern financial thriller and the nineteenth-century coming-of-age story to create a commanding work of fiction—Stephen Amidon / It’s that rare work of fiction in which the financial world functions as more than a mere backdrop – Bloomberg / Campbell, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley, punctures the seamy darkness of banking with acute observations – Publishers Weekly / Of all the contemporary heroines, Geri Molloy might be the most badass. Watch out, Lisbeth Salander. —Marie Claire / Part of what makes Irish author Aifric Campbell’s [On the Floor] work is her refusal to pity her characters… Her tough-talking, irreverent prose engenders an updated take on the Wall Street morality tale. —The Daily Beast

Aifric_Campbell_cred_(c)_An-Sofie_KesteleynAifric spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley where she became Managing Director on the London trading floor. Her first novel, The Semantics of Murder(2008) was inspired by an unsolved murder of a brilliant mathematician in LA. The Loss Adjustor (2010) tells the story of a woman who is haunted by the loss of her childhood friends. Short fiction:  New Irish Short Stories (2011), The Book of Men and the Irish Times (2013). FILM: C.K., (2012)  inspired by the real life case of an Amsterdam accountant who embezzled 16mill euros and disappeared.

WATCH: Aifric speaks at the Global Economics Forum 

LSE_logoHow do you tell stories about financial markets? Aifric at London School of Economics Feb 2013

TV feature: Aifric On the Floor, Jan 2013  VIEW

Aifric grew up in Dublin and moved to Sweden where she read Linguistics and lectured in Semantics at the University of Gothenburg. She spent 13 years at Aifric-CampbellMorgan Stanley in London where she became  became the first woman Managing Director on the trading floor. She received her PhD in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2007 where she has also lectured. Her writing has won awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, a Thayer Fellowship at UCLA and writing residencies at Yaddo in New York. Aifric teaches at Imperial College, London and has previously taught at the University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, The Irish Times, ELLE, Tatler, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Business Post. She lives in the UK.

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