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 tale. —The Daily Beast
Oslo, Irrgronn festival March 2014
Aifric’s short story in The Book of Men Nov 2013
SLATE reviews On the Floor Aug 2013
Aifric in conversation with Marketplace, July 2013
VOGUE USA: Summer’s Best Mystery Reads: On the Floor
Do writing and Wall Street mix?, July 1
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 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 .
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 the University of California at Los Angeles and writing residencies at Yaddo in New York.
Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Irish Times, ELLE and Tatler, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Business Post.