James Grant founded Grant's Interest Rate Observer, a financial markets journal, and authored Bagehot and The Forgotten Depression, which won the Hayek Prize. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
... his [James Grant's] book is excellent-built on a lot of study (including time in the archives) and written in a gripping style. Mr Grant is at his best when writing about Bagehot's financial journalism and indeed his career as a banker. His accounts of the collapse of Overend Gurney, supposedly the Rock of Gibraltar of Victorian finance, and of Lombard Street , Bagehot's book about that debacle, are exemplary. -- The Economist ... engaging new biography of Bagehot... In this very enjoyable book, Grant demonstrates that he has the measure of a fascinating-and great-Victorian. -- Financial Times The book makes a convincing case that Bagehot deserves credit for being a progenitor of a wider political tradition... -- Moneyweek James Grant [is] one of the most influential contemporary commentators on Wall Street... in Grant's hands, Bagehot's life and career provide a superb prism through which to observe the extraordinary revolution in the British economy during the 19th century. -- Simon Nixon - The Times The most perceptive and brilliant economic and political writer of his time deserves a biographer of equal literary merit. In James Grant, Walter Bagehot has found him. -- Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England and author of The End of Alchemy