John Gapper is a Financial Times columnist. He is based in London, having previously been in New York, and has written for publications including New York magazine. He is author of two novels, A Fatal Debt and The Ghost Shift, and the non-fiction works All That Glitters: The Fall of Barings (with Nick Denton) and How To Be A Rogue Trader. He has won prizes for business commentary including the Gerald Loeb in the US and the Harold Wincott award in the UK. He lives in east London with his wife Rosie Dastgir and their two daughters. In 2020, he will be editor at large of Nikkei Asian Review, based in Tokyo.

Photo: Rosie Dastgir