“PLAY WITH JOY”: watch Aifric speak at Global Economics Forum

Aifric spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley where she became Managing Director on the London trading floor.

Her latest novel, ON THE FLOOR was long listed for the Orange Prize 2012.

…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 taleThe Daily Beast

Oslo, Irrgronn festival March 2014

Aifric reviews The XXX Factor, Wall Street Journal

Aifric’s short story in The Book of Men Nov 2013

The Millions On the Floor: “compelling” financial fiction Oct 2013

Aifric speaks at Global Economics Forum Dublin, Oct 2013

60 seconds on the new novel Sep 2013

Financial Times: “City stars who write novels” Aug 23

SLATE reviews On the Floor Aug 2013

Aifric’s short story launches IRISH TIMES new series: WATCH THE VID July 2013

Aifric in conversation with Marketplace, July 2013

Aifric in interview on WYNC July

Washington Post, July

VOGUE USA: Summer’s Best Mystery Reads: On the Floor

Do writing and Wall Street mix?July 1

Shelf Awareness interviews Aifric,  June 28

Wall Street Journal,  June 22

New York Journal of Books, June 25

The drama within a power career,  Sentinel June 21

Financial Times: Aifric on women in banking - June 19

From Banker to Writer – Aifric in Publishers Weekly

Daily Beast The week’s hot reads: On the FLoor – June 17

LA TIMES Summer Reading  - June 2013

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Interview May 2013

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Review april 2013

Please visit Macmillan’s site to read an extract from ON THE FLOOR and a full list of reviews

Are women welcome in the City? Aifric in Directors mag, March 2013

How do you tell stories about financial markets? Aifric at London School of Economics 27 Feb 2013

TV feature: Aifric On the Floor, Jan 2013  VIEW

Previous Novels: 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: ”Larry Lay Down”, in the Faber anthology New Irish Short Stories (2011).

Aifric wrote the script for the movie C.K., directed by Barbara Visser (2011) and inspired by the real life case of an Amsterdam accountant who embezzled 16mill euros and disappeared.

Aifric grew up in Dublin and moved to Sweden where she worked as an au pair, completed a Linguistics degree and lectured in semantics at the University of Gothenburg. She spent 13 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London where she became Managing Director and ran the International Convertible Bond Sales Desk .

Dublin Writers FestivalShe 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 the University of California at Los Angeles and writing residencies at Yaddo in New York.

Aifric teaches at Imperial College, London and has previously taught at the University of East Anglia, University of Sussex.

Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Irish Times, ELLE and Tatler, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Business Post.

  • Aifric speaks at the London School of Economics Feb 2013
  • Cheltenham festival 2012
  • Orange Prize for Fiction: ex-City trader on longlist – Telegraph
  • Dow Jones Financial News people of the Week
  • Orange Prize longlist  2012
  • Newcastle University, Centre for the Literary Arts
  • TV Interview with Wim Brands, leading Dutch arts programme TV
  • Irish Times interview
  • BLOOMBERG interview
  • Aifric on SATURDAY NIGHT live
  • NEWSTALK radio interview, April 12
  • SUNDAY BUSINESS POST by Aifric, Banker v Writer
  • IRISH News,  interview and review
  • Examiner, interview
  • Independent review
  • DUTCH Launch STOP!
  • Observer Interview
  • Review, Independent on Sunday
  • TV 3 interview 2012
  • C.K. film directed by Barbara Visser, script by Aifric Campbell,  2012
  • Aifric talks about Finance and Fiction on the TODAY programme, BBC R4
  • Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
  • CITY AM Feb 2012
  • Irish Times Feb 2012
  • Bookbag, Feb 2012
  • Books to Read in 2012, Irish Times
  • Daily Mail, April 2011
  • ‘A wild wave of new Irish writing,’ Independent 2011
  • Why I wrote The Loss Adjustor, Irish Times, Aug 2010
  • Sunday Independent interviews Aifric, 2010
  • One Minute with Aifric, Independent
  • The Daily Mail take on Aifric
  • Aifric in the Guardian
  • Aifric in interview with Bookarmy
  • Aifric talks about De Schade Expert on Belgian radio
  • Favourite books of the year, 2010
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