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THE PREMONITION: A Pandemic Story de Michael Lewis

With his trademark blend of trenchant observation and insightful analysis, in his first book, Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis revealed the excesses of Wall Street; in The Big Short, he introduced us to the traders who bet against the market leading to the 2007-2008 financial crisis; in Moneyball he explained the statistical revolution in professional sports, and in his last book, The Fifth Risk, he took on the Trump administration. Now, in THE PREMONITION, he will expose the failure of that administration to handle the pandemic.

by Michael Lewis
Norton, May 2021

The news out of China was not good: there were signs that a new disease might be big―scary big, like a brushfire coming at you uphill. Authorities, medical and political, saw no reason to worry and little need for tests. Michael Lewis’s riveting nonfiction thriller pits a rogue band of visionaries, working under the radar, against the weight and disinterest of officialdom. It is a race against time, and the deadline is now… or yesterday.

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Princeton and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Le New York Times dévoile les meilleurs 100 titres de l’année

Plusieurs titres parmi nos représentations ont été sélectionnés par le New York Times :

ASYMMETRY de Lisa Halliday (droits acquis par Gallimard)

ETERNAL LIFE de Dara Horn (droits disponibles)

FRIDAY BLACK de Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (droits acquis par Albin Michel/ Terres d’Amérique)

GEHEN GING GEGANGEN de Jenny Erpenbeck (droits disponibles)

IMPROVEMENT de Joan Silber (droits disponibles)

A PRINCESS IN THEORY de Alyssa Cole (droits disponibles)

ALI: A LIFE de Jonathan Eig (droits acquis par Marabout)

DEAD GIRLS d’Alice Bolin (droits disponibles)

IN PIECES de Sally Field (droits disponibles)

THE FIFTH RISK de Michael Lewis (droits disponibles)

INTO THE RAGING SEA de Rachel Slade (droits disponibles)

WHY COMICS? de Hillary Chute (droits acquis par Urban Comics)

Le dernier livre de Michael Lewis sera adapté par… Michelle et Barack Obama!

L’ancien couple présidentiel a signé un contrat de plusieurs années avec Netflix pour la production de séries documentaires. Dans ce cadre, ils ont mis une option sur les droits de THE FIFTH RISK, récemment paru aux Etats-Unis chez W.W. Norton, pour en faire une adaptation qui devrait permettre de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement du gouvernement américain.

Les droits pour la langue française de THE FIFTH RISK sont disponibles :

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?

by Michael Lewis
W.W. Norton, October 2018

« The election happened, » remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. « And then there was radio silence. » Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system―those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of “The Undoing Project”, “Liar’s Poker”, “Flash Boys”, “Moneyball”, “The Blind Side”, “Home Game” and “The Big Short”, among other works.

Les prix Lire 2016 décernés

Les prix du magazine Lire ont été remis le 1er décembre lors d’une cérémonie qui s’est tenue au Grand Palais. Deux titres parmi nos représentations ont été primés :  LES MARAUDEURS de Tom Cooper (Albin Michel) comme meilleur Premier Roman Étranger et BOIRES ET DÉBOIRES EN TERRE D’ABSTINENCE de Lawrence Osborne (Hoëbeke) dans la catégorie Voyages.

FLASH BOYS de Michael Lewis (Editions du Sous-sol), a été sélectionné parmi les trois meilleurs titres dans la catégorie Enquêtes.

Sony achète les droits cinéma de FLASH BOYS de Micheal Lewis

Un mois après sa publication aux États-Unis, le dernier ouvrage de Michael Lewis continue de faire parler de lui : premier dans la liste Nonfiction du New York Times pour la troisième semaine consécutive, il est désormais aussi en tête du classement du Times au Royaume Uni !

Et, last but not least, Sony Pictures vient d’acquérir les droits audiovisuels et envisage d’en faire un film avec Scott Rudin, le producteur de Wes Anderson et des frères Cohen, entre autres.

Les droits de traduction de FLASH BOYS de Michael Lewis ont été déjà vendus en: Allemagne (Campus), Chine (CITIC), Corée (Business Book), Espagne (Planeta), Japon (Bungei Shunju), Pays Bas (Carrera);  Pologne (Sonia Draga), Royaume Uni (Penguin UK), Russie (Alpina), et  Taiwan (Good Morning Press).