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.


Jim Powell’s new novel, Things We Nearly Knew, is published by Picador on 11 January 2018.