Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Formal First Name
1960 - present

Michael Lewis is a renowned financial journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has published over 15 books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis is an established author who has amassed innumerable New York Times bestsellers—three of them made into blockbuster motion pictures. His books include Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works. Lewis started his career on the bond desk at Salomon Brothers, an experience he recounted in his book, Liar's Poker. He left the financial world to become a journalist, writing on politics, finance, and more for the New Republic, the New York Times, Slate, and other publications. Today, Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer to Vanity Fair.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Lewis has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC TV's Nightline, and recorded stories for the NPR show, This American Life.

  • He has also created and presented a four-part documentary on the social consequences of the internet for the BBC.

  • He has served as an editor and columnist for the British weekly The Spectator and as senior editor and campaign correspondent for The New Republic