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Joris Luyendijk, Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers. London: Faber & Faber, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Joris Luyendijk (JL): I wanted to know how bankers can live with themselves. I was a complete outsider to finance when the Guardian approached me in 2011 to do an anthropological investigation into the world of London-based bankers. The idea was to try to open up for our readers a complex field such as finance by ...

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Joris Luyendijk

 

Joris Luyendijk is a writer and journalist based in Amsterdam and London. He served for several years as a correspondent in the Middle East, based in Egypt, Lebanon, and Palestine. He has written for a number of newspapers and news organizations, including the Guardian, where he wrote the “Banking Blog.” Among his books are People Like Us: Misrepresenting the Middle East (Soft Skull Press, 2009) and Swimming With Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers (Faber & Faber, 2015).