Aifric Campbell

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Aifric Campbell is an Irish writer. Her novel On the Floor has been longlisted for the Orange Prize.[1] Her writing has appeared in The Irish Times, The Guardian,[2] Daily Telegraph, Tatler, ELLE, and Sunday Business Post.


Campbell attended a convent school in Dublin. While still a young girl she was the owner of Táin Mór, which won the Irish Greyhound Derby in 1976. She worked as an au pair in Sweden,[3] where she graduated from the University of Göteborg in Linguistics.

She worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley for 13 years, where she became the first female managing director of a trading team,[4] an experience which inspired her novel On the Floor.[5]

She studied psychotherapy and creative writing, at the University of East Anglia. She lives in Sussex with her husband and her son.[6]


  • The Semantics of Murder, Serpent's Tail, 2008, ISBN 978-1-85242-996-6. A novel inspired by the unsolved murder of Richard Montague.[7]
  • The Loss Adjustor (2010). A novel about a woman working as a loss adjustor in London while dealing with her own personal loss.[8]
  • On the Floor (2013). A novel about a woman working as an investment banker in early 1990's London.[9]
  • "Larry, Lay Down" included in the anthology New Irish Short Stories, edited by Joseph O'Connor (2011)


Campbell wrote the voice-over script for the film C.K., directed by Barbara Visser.[10]


  1. ^ 2012 Archive Women's Prize for Fiction Archived 2013-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Aifric Campbell's Top Ten Jobs in Fiction", The Guardian, February 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "The self-limiting factors in women examined", Irish Examiner, March 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Former Morgan Stanley trader targets top literary prize", Financial News.
  5. ^ Shelf Awareness interview
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-02-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "The Semantics of Murder", Publishers Weekly, 08/31/2009.
  8. ^ "Review: The Loss Adjustor by Aifric Campbell", The Irish Independent, February 20, 2010.
  9. ^ "On the Floor", Publishers Weekly, 04/08/2013.
  10. ^ IMDB

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