Lanchester, John

John Lanchester

Elected: 2002

Year of birth: 1962

John Henry Lanchester is a British journalist and novelist. He was born in Hamburg, brought up in Hong Kong and educated in England, at Gresham’s School, Holt between 1972 and 1980 and St John’s College, Oxford.

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