Austerity in the U.K.

The Daily Beast
June 18, 2012 AT 11:55 PM
Set just before the financial crisis of 2008, John Lanchester's 'Capital' is what he calls his 'big, fat London novel.' Newsweek & The Daily Beast's books editor Lucas Wittmann talks with Lanchester about why there aren't more novels about finance, and how London differs from the rest of the U.K. in the age of austerity.