American journalist and author. Born in New Orleans, Lewis earned a B.A. in art history at Princeton University and an M.A. in economics at the London School of Economics. His work in the financial industry provided the back- ground for his first book,
Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street (1989). Since then Lewis has pro- duced thirteen more nonfiction best- sellers that shed light on the inner workings of a particular industry. The New New Thing (2000), for example, tells the story of Silicon Valley's rise to tech dominance; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2003) describes the "sabermetric" approach to creating a winning pro baseball team; and Lewis's latest book, Flash Boys (2014), functions as an indictment of Wall Street's use of modern electronic securities trading. See also michaellewiswrites.com.