John Lanchester

Sat 20 July 2019

The Wall

John Lanchester is an award-winning novelist of Fragrant Harbour, The Debt to Pleasure, Capital and a regular contributor to the London Review of Books and the New Yorker. The Wall is a mystery story, a love story, a war story, and a story about a voyage. This dark dystopian novel blends the most compelling issues of our time―rising waters, rising fear, rising political division―into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival.

The Wall is something new: almost an allegory, almost a dystopian-future warning, partly an elegant study of the nature of storytelling itself. I was hugely impressed by it.”
– Philip Pullman