Michael Lewis, author of the best-selling books “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side,” “Flash Boys” and “The Big Short,” will join NPR’s Hanna Rosin for a live onstage interview on Jan. 26, 2017, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Ore. The event is hosted by Literary Arts and co-sponsored by two of the University of Oregon’s Portland-based programs, the School of Journalism and Communication’s Portland campus and the Oregon Executive MBA program.
Lewis’ latest book, “The Undoing Project,” examines how a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind changed our perception of reality. The book explores the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose research into decision-making and judgment offered new trends in behavioral economics, politics, advanced medicine and sports.
“We are excited to partner with Literary Arts to bring Michael Lewis to Portland,” said Regina Lawrence, executive director of the SOJC’s Portland programs. “We teach ‘great storytelling’ to our students — fascinating true stories that make an impact on society. Like the very best journalism that we seek to inspire in our students, Lewis’ work is deeply reported, emotionally resonant and truly spellbinding.”
Rosin, who will be conducting the one-on-one interview with Lewis, is co-host of the NPR podcast “Invisibilia,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes podcast charts. She is the author of several books, including “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women,” and her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New Yorker and GQ magazine.