Michael Lewis, bestselling author of Moneyball and Liar’s Poker, lifts the lid on the biggest stories of our times, exposing economic and political corruption and inspiring Oscar winning movies. On a rare visit to Dublin, he introduces his new book, The Fifth Risk, which reveals the venality and disorder behind the current White House administration, and how it threatens the fabric of American democracy and of the current world order.
Two years to the day since Donald Trump was elected, Michael Lewis will discuss the current state of US politics and the risk it poses for us all.
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Michael Lewis's global bestselling books lift the lid on the biggest stories of our times. They include Flash Boys, a game-changing exposé of high-speed scamming; The Big Short, which was made into a hit Oscar-winning film; Moneyball, the story of a maverick outsider who beat the system; and Liar's Poker, the book that defined the excesses of the 1980s. Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.
The event will be chaired by multi-award winning Irish journalist Caitríona Perry.