The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute is thrilled to present the 2015 Sam Rich Lecture, "A Conversation with Michael Lewis" in conjunction with the David Eccles School of Business.
Lewis' acclaimed New York Times bestsellers includeMoneyball, The Blind Side, Boomerang, and Liar's Poker—to name a few. According to the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, Lewis’ most recent book, Flash Boys, is “[a] beautiful narrative, so well-written. You’ve got to get this.” His book on the financial meltdown, The Big Short is currently being made into a widely anticipated film starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell.
After graduating from Princeton and the London School of Economics, Lewis worked at the bond desk at Salomon Brothers. His bold exposé on the industry shook the nation and resulted in a number-one bestseller "Liar's Poker." He left the financial world to become a journalist and frequently contributes to the New Republic, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Vanity Fair, and Bloomberg.
“Michael Lewis continues the Sam Rich Lecture Series tradition of bringing the world’s most sought after authors to Salt Lake City,” said Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers. He follows Malcolm Gladwell’s and Thomas Friedman’s sold out performances at Abravanel Hall. Jowers notes that “when Gladwell was in Salt Lake, he was asked who is today’s most talented writer and he said, ‘Michael Lewis.’ I agree and am greatly looking forward to an evening with the author of many of my favorite books.”