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Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.

He worked for three years as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers before leaving to write a book - "Liar's Poker" - which was, in part, about his own experience there.

That and its successor, "The Money Culture", spent more than 70 weeks on The New York Times bestsellers list and were translated into eighteen languages.

His essay about Japanese-American commercial relations appeared also as a book, "Pacific Rift".

His book, "The New New Thing", released at the end of 1999, spent 5 months on the New York Times bestseller list and so far has been translated into 20 languages.

His latest book, "The Future Just Happened", accompanies the television series and this website.

Michael lived in London for eight years, where he was an editor and columnist for The Spectator.

He lived in Washington for four years where he was a senior editor, and then campaign correspondent, of The New Republic.

Currently he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine. His weekly column on American affairs appears on Bloomberg, the electronic financial news service, and is syndicated in newspapers throughout Asia, Europe and South America.

His freelance writing appears in many publications, including Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker and Slate.

Michael has also worked for the broadcast media in America, for both ABC and the National Public Radio.

He is married to the television journalist Tabitha Soren and they now live in Northern California.

Click here to read an extract from The Future Just Happened.


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