James Lasdun

James Lasdun is an English novelist who has written four books so far in his career. These include The Horned Man and Seven Lies. The latter was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. He’s also published short stories and four books of poetry. Landscape with Chainsaw was a finalist for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Read more of James Lasdun’s Biography.

To a Pessimist

by James Lasdun

‘To a Pessimist’ by James Lasdun describes one speaker’s belief about the general goodness of the world and the way he believes a pessimist should live.