Image - John Lanchester and Michael Lewis
San Francisco


John Lanchester and Michael Lewis in Conversation

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Even with just a two-word title, John Lanchester’s newest novel, The Wall, evokes the political divisiveness our time. In this dystopian future, current political issues are taken to their logical extremes: issues of mass immigration (and populist reactions against it) are cast as symptoms of the ultimate problem of climate change. Lanchester’s ability to merge reality with metaphor make the novel a poignant wake-up call in the context of global politics, which are often too shortsighted.

Join us with moderator Michael Lewis, best-selling author of Moneyball and The Big Short, for a witty back-and-forth between two authors who both have a knack for understanding some of the largest political issues of our time—and, more important, know how to communicate them in an effective and engaging way.


Lanchester photo © John Lanchester

March 18, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Image - Lanchester
John Lanchester
Author, The Wall
Image - Lewis
In Conversation with Michael Lewis
Author, Moneyball, The Blind Side and The Fifth Risk

5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. book signing