The launch of The Daughters of Henry Wong

I recently launched my new novel The Daughters of Henry Wong in Melbourne this is what I said – When Morgan Stanley informed its Hong Kong employees that a person named “Harrison Young” was coming back to the firm to work in China, many of them assumed I was Chinese and wanted to know where[…]

The Daughters of Henry Wong

Money, power, passion and betrayal.  Fresh from Harvard, Jonathan “Wendy” Lee had the good fortune of meeting and marrying Amanda Wong, daughter of the rich and powerful Henry Wong, the most influential banker in Hong Kong. Known as an eccentric figure within the affluent clubs of Hong Kong’s high society, Wendy spends idle days impeccably[…]

Nantucket

My new novel Nantucket has just been launched. Described as ‘the Big Chill meets Wall Street’ it’s about a tightly wrapped investment banker who invites two billionaires — one an American engineer, the other an Indian prince — and their glamorous wives to his beach house for the weekend. His career depends on a deal that[…]

On Being Surprised

I recently talked about my process for creating characters and getting words down on the page in the right style and order at the Sydney Writers Festival. While it’s important for any form of fiction, if you want to write erotic fiction, and I recommend it if you wake in the night worrying about stuff, the trick is[…]

Why bankers should write novels

Writing novels will teach you that there has to be a story. We humans are programmed to want one. It is how we organise reality. If you make your living lending money or trading bonds or writing insurance you care about remote but plausible contingencies. To a novelist, remote but plausible contingencies are plots. This[…]

Partners: love is a law unto itself

“The firm had a gym, and one day Alice, who they’d made a partner because there was no way not to, came in and took her clothes off.” And that wasn’t all. Ten highly intelligent, erotically charged linked short stories set in a top New York law firm, Partners explores the intrigue, sexual politics, romance[…]