The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host ‘Home and Away,’ a virtual discussion between renowned authors Michael Lewis and Walter Isaacson, on Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m. CDT. The two New Orleans natives will interview each other about their current works during the pandemic, as well as discuss their previous books. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.
Lewis has published many New York Times bestselling books on various subjects. His most recent works are The Fifth Risk, The Undoing Project and Flash Boys. Three of his books have been adapted into films, including Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2003), The Blindside: Evolution of a Game (2006) and The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (2015).
Lewis is also a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing writer to Audible. His articles have also appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs and Poetry Magazine. He has served as editor and columnist for the British weekly magazine, The Spectator, and as senior editor and campaign correspondent for The New Republic. He has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC-TV’s “Nightline,” created and presented a four-part documentary on the social consequences of the internet for the British Broadcasting Corporation and recorded stories for the American public radio show, This American Life.
Isaacson is an acclaimed biographer and the Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American History and Values in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts. He is the past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and the former chairman of CNN and former editor of TIME magazine.
Isaacson’s most recent biography, Leonardo da Vinci (2017), offers new discoveries about da Vinci’s life and work, weaving a narrative that connects his art to his science.