Michael Lewis

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

A best-selling author and contributing editor to Vanity Fair Magazine, Michael Lewis is known for his meticulous research on far reaching subjects. His newest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, reveals the top secret world of high frequency trading. Is the U.S. stock market rigged? Lewis makes a compelling case for the notion that it most definitely is. And he does so with his signature flair for story-telling, Hollywood-ready characters and a nuanced grasp of complex financial matters.

Lewis’ many books include Liars Poker, a semi-autobiographical account of Wall Street traders and salesmen, Moneyball, about Oakland A’s manager Billy Bean, The Big Short, about the housing and credit crisis of the 2000’s, and the bestseller-turned-Hollywood-blockbuster The Blind Side. In Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour, Lewis chronicled the fiscal recklessness in both Europe and the U.S. that led to the current international debt crisis.

Read the New York Times review of Flash Boys here.