Mar 7, 2012

Finance in Literary Novels

John Lancaster wrote a piece in the Financial Times bemoaning the lack of finance in fiction, especially in Litarary Fiction. Here's an excerpt:

"It’s especially apparent in literary fiction, which often seems to have a positive aversion to the depiction of work in general, and financial work in particular."

This is an excellent opportunity for me to toot my own horn. A large part of Powder Dreams takes place against the backdrop of the Chicago Merc and the narrator is heavily in the middle of the world of finance. Non-finance types have told me that I do an excellent job of explaining how the financial world works and my finance friends tell me I got it 99% right.