About

Vicky Ward is a New York Times Bestselling author, a magazine columnist and investigative reporter.

Currently she is a contributor to Esquire and Editor-at-large at Town & Country magazine, where she writes a column and several long-form investigative pieces per year.

“Every time I write a book or an article I feel pulled into a culture that is both foreign and completely fascinating.” VICKY WARD

Her 2014 book, “The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How one Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons” (Wiley) is being developed as a possible feature film by J.C. Chandor and A24 Productions.

Her 2010 book, “The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers” (Wiley) is a New York Times Bestseller.

She was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair for eleven years where her articles covered a wide array of subject matter: politics, finance, art and culture and society. Among other things she wrote about Hewlett Packard, Morgan Stanley, Bruce Wasserstein, a failed coup in Africa, Kate Middleton, Valerie Plame, counterterrorist czar Dick Clarke, Brooke Astor, Veronica Hearst, the Guggenheim, the Getty, Phillips de Pury Luxembourg, St Barths, Vivendi, Jeffrey Epstein, Washington Interns, the Fairfield Greenwich hedge fund and Bernie Madoff.

She has also been a columnist for the London Evening Standard and has contributed to, among others, The Financial Times, the New York Times, The London Times and Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, the UK Spectator Magazine, British Vogue, US Harpers Bazaar and Porter.

She is a graduate of Cambridge University in the UK, where aged 24 she was awarded runner-up for the Catherine Pakenham award, Britain’s most prestigious prize for longform writing by women under the age of 25.