Vicky Ward is an author, writer, and investigative journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The London Times, The London Evening Standard, and the Daily Telegraph, among others. Ward is the author of two bestselling books, The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers and The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How one Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons, currently being adapted for the screen by J.C. Chandor and A24 Productions. In 1993, Ward was the runner-up for the Catherine Pakenham award, Britain’s most prestigious prize for long-form writing by women under the age of 25, and was the recipient of Women: Inspiration and Enterprise’s first media award in September 2010. Currently she is the Editor-at-Large for Huffington Post and a contributor to HuffPost Highline and Town and Country Magazine. Her reporting centers on long-form investigations on the machinations of power in the realms of art, wealth, and politics. She has covered a failed oil coup in Africa, society figures such as Brooke Astor and Leila Hadley Luce, and political personalities such as Jared Kushner, Rebekah Mercer and Carly Fiorina. She was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair from 2001 to 2011 and, earlier, the executive editor of Talk magazine, news features editor of the New York Post, and U.S. correspondent for the Daily Mail. Ward served on the PEN America Gala Committee in 2017. She joined the PEN America Board in 2017.