Posted by Christie Malry on May 14, 2010 at 11:13 am
Ploughing through this blog, you may be wondering why it is that accountants can't write. Yet the May edition of Accountancy magazine has an interesting article about a novel written by accountant and Cambridge graduate Cyrus Mewawalla. Apparently, unhappy with the unethical behaviour he encountered while working for one of the bulge bracket investment banks, he wrote a novel loosely based around some of his experiences.
Although he found it quite hard to find a publisher to begin with, the credit crunch was his salvation. Suddenly books about bad bankers, even fictional ones, were much in demand.
Cyrus now works in his own research boutique, CYKE partners, so he doesn't have to worry about the pressures of a large firm. He's also working on a follow-up to City of Thieves.
Updated: 25 May 2010 to make it clear that Cyrus was working at a bank, not an accountancy firm, when he decided to write his book. CM