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Flash Boys: cracking the money code

Department of Economics public conversation

Date: Monday 28 April 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Peacock Theatre
Speaker: Michael Lewis
Chair: John Lanchester

International bestseller Michael Lewis returns to the financial world with a ringside seat to the biggest new story in years prepares to hit Wall Street. Currently top-secret, the story is big, important, and involves Wall Street, a cast of misfits and oddballs doing things with stupefying amounts of money...He will speak about his new book in conversation with John Lanchester.

This event marks the publication of Lewis' new book Flash Boys: Cracking the Money Code.

Michael Lewis, ex-bond salesman for Salomon Brothers is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Big Short, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and the cult classic Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Portfolio and Vanity Fair magazine, for which he has interviewed Barack Obama.  Malcolm Gladwell said of him "I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods.  I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like." Lewis is an alumnus of LSE.

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