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Michael Lewis: A pandemic story

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Join bestselling author Michael Lewis for a discussion of his new book about the coronavirus pandemic, The Premonition.

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Lewis's hugely popular books provide fascinating accounts of some of the biggest stories of recent times, from the excesses of 1980s Wall Street in Liar's Poker to the group of eccentric investors who foresaw the 2008 financial crash in The Big Short.

Now, in The Premonition, he turns to a small group of scientific misfits who saw what nobody else did: that a pandemic was coming and we weren’t prepared. Focusing on three central characters - a biochemist, a public health worker, and a U.S. federal employee - Lewis returns to the early days of the pandemic and the people who anticipated, traced and hunted the coronavirus; who understood the need to think differently. People who put their careers on the line to avert disaster while top government officials were still claiming the virus would disappear.

Lewis's gripping and accessible stories of insiders and outsiders, visionaries and disruptors, have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Several have been adapted for the big screen, including Oscar-winning The Big Short and baseball hit Moneyball. He will be in conversation with Guardian Today in Focus presenter, Rachel Humphreys.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of The Premonition at checkout for the special combined price of £23.00 including postage and packing (RRP £25.00).

Books will be dispatched on 4 May 2021. However, please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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