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Michael Lewis: Going Infinite

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November 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Portland’5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

This is a special event at Portland Book Festival which requires an add-on ticket to attend.

From the #1 best-selling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, the story of FTX’s spectacular collapse and the enigmatic founder at its center.

When Michael Lewis first met him, Sam Bankman-Fried was the world’s youngest billionaire and crypto’s Gatsby. CEOs, celebrities, and leaders of small countries all vied for his time and cash after he catapulted, practically overnight, onto the Forbes billionaire list. Who was this rumpled guy in cargo shorts and limp white socks, whose eyes twitched across Zoom meetings as he played video games on the side?

In Going Infinite Lewis sets out to answer this question, taking readers into the mind of Bankman-Fried, whose rise and fall offers an education in high-frequency trading, cryptocurrencies, philanthropy, bankruptcy, and the justice system. Both psychological portrait and financial roller-coaster ride, Going Infinite is Michael Lewis at the top of his game, tracing the mind-bending trajectory of a character who never liked the rules and was allowed to live by his own—until it all came undone.

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  • Festival General Admission Wristband
  • Friday Night Book Market Entry
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  • A Premium Reserved Ticket including a book for Michael Lewis
  • A $5 Book Market Voucher
  • Literary Arts Tote Bag


Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s PokerMoneyballThe Blind SideThe Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family. His new book is Going Infinite.

Michael Lewis appears in a special event at Portland Book Festival which requires an add-on ticket to attend, available here.

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Andrew Proctor

Andrew Proctor has been the director of Literary Arts since 2009. Born and raised in Canada, Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Music at Concordia University in Montreal, and later worked in London for the Cultural Attaché to the Canadian High Commission. In the UK, he also earned an MA in English Literature at the University of East Anglia under the supervision of England’s then Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion. From 2000-2004 Proctor worked as an editor for HarperCollins in New York City and then as the Membership and Operations Director of the PEN American Center, a global literary and human rights organization focused on the welfare of writers and editors. In total, Proctor has worked in the literary world for over twenty years in the governmental, for profit and nonprofit sectors.
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November 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Portland’5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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