Lewis Lapham is an American writer. He was the editor of the American monthly Harper's Magazine and is a noted author and editor of many publications. He will speak at a private location with lunch.
The founder and editor of Lapham's Quarterly, Lewis Lapham was for thirty years (1976-2000), editor of Harper's Magazine. The author of fourteen books and essays, among them Money and Class in America, Theater of War, The Wish for Kings. Most recently in October 2016, The Age of Folly.
Lapham's writing over the years has prompted the New York Times to liken him to H. L. Mencken, Vanity Fair to suggest a resemblance to Mark Twain, Tom Wolfe to compare him to Montaigne. He was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editor's Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by The French Government in 2016.
In 2005 Lapham wrote and presented a documentary film, "The American Ruling Class," that continues to make a frequent appearance on college campuses. Between 2010—2014 Lapham produced for Bloomberg News a weekly podcast, "The World in Time," that discussed with their authors new books of history. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Lapham lives in New York City.