01 HomeThis is the official website of the British novelist Jim Powell.

Jim Powell’s second novel, Trading Futures, was published by Picador on 10 March 2016. It relates the desperate, and sometimes hilarious, mid-life crisis of 60-year-old City trader, Matthew Oxenhay.

His first novel, The Breaking of Eggs, deals with the impact of fascism and communism on 20th century Europe. It was published in 2010 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) and Penguin (USA).

Jim Powell was amongst the ‘12 of the Best New Novelists’ chosen by BBC2’s ‘The Culture Show’ in March 2011.

z160300Toby Jones, Book at BedtimeTrading Futures was BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book at Bedtime‘ for the week of 14 March 2016. Here is the superb Toby Jones, reading the part of the rather less than superb Matthew Oxenhay for the production. You can hear Jim Powell’s interview on Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’ on 14 March on the Interviews page.

09 FranceNEWS:  Trading Futures was published in France by Sonatine Editions on Thursday, 19 May, under the title Moi, Ma Vie et les Autres. Read the interview with Jim Powell in the French literary magazine Livres Hebdo. (For the English translation, press here.)