Michael Monroe Lewis (born October 15, 1960)  is an American  financial journalist and bestselling non-fiction author. He has also been a contributing editor to  since 2009.
As of May 2019
(2003), Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2006) and The Blind Side (2010)--have been adapted into feature films.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
, Lewis has published 18 books, three of which--
Lewis was born in
New Orleans, the son of corporate lawyer J. Thomas Lewis and community activist Diana Monroe Lewis. He went to  Isidore Newman School. He attended Princeton University, where he earned a cum laude bachelor's degree in art history in 1982 and was a member of the Ivy Club. He worked with New York City art dealer  Daniel Wildenstein for a short while. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Lewis shared that his initial ambition was to become an art historian, but he was quickly dissuaded once he realized that there were no jobs available for art historians, and even the handful would not pay much. 
Lewis subsequently enrolled at the
London School of Economics and received an MA in economics in 1985.  Lewis was hired by  Salomon Brothers, stayed for a while in New York for their training program, and then relocated to London where he worked at Salomon's London office as a bond salesman for a few years. 
Lewis described his experiences at Salomon and the evolution of the
mortgage-backed bond in (1989). In Liar's Poker (1999), he investigated the then-booming The New New Thing Silicon Valley and discussed obsession with innovation. Four years later, Lewis wrote (2003), in which he investigated the success of Moneyball Billy Beane and the Oakland A's. In August 2007, he wrote an article about catastrophe bonds, titled "In Nature's Casino", that appeared in . The New York Times Magazine 
Lewis has worked for
, The Spectator  The New York Times Magazine, as a columnist for Bloomberg, as a senior editor and campaign correspondent to , The New Republic and a visiting fellow at the  University of California, Berkeley. He wrote the Dad Again column for . Lewis worked for Slate Conde Nast Portfolio but in February 2009 left to join , where he became a contributing editor. Vanity Fair  
In September 2011, after the successful release of the
film adaptation of his book Moneyball, it was reported that Lewis planned to take on "a much more active role in the what could be the next film based on one of his books" and would start writing a script for a Liar's Poker film.  
In 2013, in
Vanity Fair, Lewis wrote on the injustice of the prosecution of ex- Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov, who is given an entire chapter in  Flash Boys.  Flash Boys, which looked at high-frequency trading of Wall Street and other markets, was released in March 2014. 
In 2017, Lewis wrote a series of articles for
Vanity Fair in which he described the Trump administration's approach to various federal agencies, including the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture. His articles described a sense of incredulity and disillusionment from career civil servants, particularly because of the lack of attention from the Trump administration over the importance of some of their work, and the lack of care, knowledge, experience, and respect from Trump political appointees. 
In 2018, Lewis wrote and narrated,
The Coming Storm for Audible Studios, which released the short non-fiction story as part of their new Audible Originals series of audio books. 
Broadcasting and podcasts
Against the Rules, aired April 2, 2019 
A best-selling author, Lewis has drawn both supporters and vocal detractors. In a review of
Moneyball, Dan Ackman of said that Lewis had a special talent: "He can walk into an area already mined by hundreds of writers and find gems there all along but somehow missed by his predecessors". Forbes A  piece said that "no one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis", praising his ability to use his subject's stories to show the problems with the systems around them. New York Times 
Lewis has been criticized for writing a 2007 article in
criticizing economists at the Bloomberg World Economic Forum for expressing views on how the world wasn't pricing risk appropriately. 
Critics from outside the
financial industry have also criticized Lewis for what they consider to be inaccuracies in his writing. In a 2011 column in , American journalist and sports author The Atlantic Allen Barra takes issue with Lewis' characterization of Major League Baseball in Lewis' book Moneyball (2003). Barra writes: "From a historical standpoint, Lewis is, well, way off base. By the end of the 20th century baseball had achieved a greater level of competitive balance than at any time in the game's history... Moneyball doesn't just get the state of present-day baseball wrong; it also misrepresents the history of the sport." 
ignited a new round of controversy surrounding Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt high-frequency trading. At a House Financial Services Committee hearing in April 2014, Mary Jo White, former Wall Street insider (as a Debevoise & Plimpton litigations lawyer primarily for Wall Street financial firms), who later served as the  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, denied the theme of Lewis' book, stating: "The markets are not rigged". One month later, in June 2014, White announced that the  SEC would undergo a new round of regulatory review in response to concerns about dark pools and market structure. 
was widely praised by book critics, The Undoing Project with  Glenn C. Altschuler arguing in the that it "may well be his best book". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
Lewis has been married three times. He married his first wife, Diane de Cordova Lewis, in 1985.
His second marriage was to former  CNBC correspondent Kate Bohner. In October 1997, he married former  MTV reporter Tabitha Soren. With Soren, he has two daughters and one son, and resides in Berkeley, California.  Lewis is an  atheist. 
Gerald Loeb Award Honorable Mention for Magazines for "In Nature's Casino"  2009 Gerald Loeb Award for Feature Writing for "The End"
 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Feature Writing for "Wall Street on the Tundra" 
Lewis, Michael (1989). . New York: Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-02750-3
Lewis, Michael (1991). . Pacific Rift Knoxville, Tennessee: Whittle Direct Books. ISBN . 0-9624745-6-8
Lewis, Michael (1991). . New York: The Money Culture W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-03037-7
Lewis, Michael (1997). . New York: Trail Fever A. A. Knopf. ISBN . 0-679-44660-5
Lewis, Michael (1999). . New York: The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-04813-6
Lewis, Michael (2001). . New York: Next: The Future Just Happened W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-02037-1
Lewis, Michael (2003). . New York: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-05765-8
Lewis, Michael (2005). Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-06091-8
Lewis, Michael (2006). . New York: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-06123-X
Lewis, Michael, ed. (2008). . New York: The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics Sterling. ISBN . 1-4027-4790-X
Lewis, Michael (2009). Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-06901-X
Lewis, Michael (2009). . New York: Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-06514-6
Lewis, Michael (2010). . New York: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-07223-1
Lewis, Michael (2011). . New York: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 0-393-08181-8
Lewis, Michael (2014). . New York: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 978-0-393-24466-3
Lewis, Michael (2016). . New York: The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 978-0-393-25459-4
Lewis, Michael (2018). The Coming Storm (Audiobook ed.). Audible Studios. Lewis, Michael (2018). . New York: The Fifth Risk W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN . 978-1-324-00264-2
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"the future just happened". BBC . Retrieved 2012.
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Ross, Scott (30 May 2012). "Michael Lewis' "Liar's Poker" Being Turned Into a Film by Requa & Ficarra". NBC Bay Area . Retrieved 2013.
Lewis, Michael (September 2013). "Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?". Vanity Fair . Retrieved 2017.
Azam Ahmed (March 18, 2011). "Former Goldman Programmer Gets 8-year Jail Term for Code Theft". NYTimes.com . Retrieved 2017. A former Goldman Sachs computer programmer convicted of stealing source code from the firm was sentenced on Friday to more than eight years in prison, capping a case that had shone a rare spotlight on the world of lightning-fast computer-driven trading.
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Kakutani, Michiko (14 March 2010). "Investors Who Foresaw the Meltdown". The New York Times . Retrieved 2012.
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"She Runs S.E.C. He's a Lawyer. Recusals and Headaches Ensue". The New York Times. 23 February 2015 . Retrieved 2018.
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