John Lanchester’s Capital is one of the most anticipated books of 2012. It is a state-of-the-nation novel about post-crash London which teems with the varied, frantic life of the capital. At once moving and funny, Capital is set to become a much-loved classic. Stylishly written and with an epic cast of characters, this book is a triumph of social observation and intimate, contemplative writing. The perfect fictive counterpart to Lanchester’s Whoops!, Capital has already been hailed as ‘the great British novel of the early 21st century’ (The Guardian). This is a fantastic opportunity to hear more from a writer who has captured the mood of our time so brilliantly.