A Virtual Evening with Michael Lewis and Maya Shankar

Event Date: May 7, 2021 6:00 pm

Books & Books along with our partners Harvard Bookstore and Politics and Prose were thrilled to welcome MICHAEL LEWIS—author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side,” and “The Big Short”—for a discussion of his latest book, “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” He will be joined in conversation by internationally renowned cognitive scientist MAYA SHANKAR, former Senior Advisor in the Obama White House and former Behavioral Science Advisor to the United Nations under Ban Ki-moon.


For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis