VICKY WARD is a distinguished author, writer, and investigative journalist whose work has been published in many periodicals, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The London Times, The London Evening Standard, and the Daily Telegraph. Having received her Master’s in English Literature from Cambridge University, Ward is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Devil’s Casino and the best-seller The Liar’s Ball, currently being adapted for the screen by J.C. Chandor and A 24 Productions. She is regularly featured on programs such as BloombergTV. In 1994 she was the runner-up for the Catherine Pakenham prize, Britain’s most prestigious award for young women writers. Currently she is an editor-at-large for Huffington Post. Her reporting centers on long-form investigations on the machinations of power—in the realms of art, wealth, and politics. She was previously a contributor to Esquire, Town & Country, and Vanity Fair for twelve years. She was also the executive editor of Talk magazine and the news features editor of the New York Post, prior to which she was the foreign correspondent in the U.S. for the Daily Mail. She has covered a failed oil coup in Africa and written about society figures such as Brooke Astor and Leila Hadley Luce, as well as political figures such as Jared Kushner, Rebekah Mercer, and Carly Fiorina.