'Nuts' ex-Deutsche Bank trader turns post-apocalyptic fiction writer

Chris Babu, who ran government-backed mortgage-bond trading at Deutsche Bank until 2016, has gotten used to funny looks when people hear about his career change.

Bloomberg News reports that he now spends his time holed up with Buddy, his Great Dane, writing post-apocalyptic fiction for young adults from his home in Southampton, New York.

“You’re nuts,” Babu says old colleagues sometimes tell him. “Get a job that’s going to pay you a lot of money.”

He’s hoping, of course, that he’s done just that. Babu’s debut novel, “The Initiation,” will be released this month by Permuted Press, which specializes in end-of-days and other sci-fi themes. “The Hunger Games” for nerds is how Babu describes the novel, the first in a three-book deal the publisher called its biggest release ever. Babu says he’s spending a “not insignificant” amount of his own money to get the word out.

“The general reaction was, ‘That’s a cool thing you’re doing,’” Babu said, despite the occasional questioning of his sanity. “A lot of people didn’t take me seriously. They were surprised that I stuck with it.”

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