Conversationalist: Diana Henriques

Diana Henriques

Best-selling author of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

An amateur financial historian and a former senior writer at The NY Times, Diana is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, The Worst Day in Wall Street History and the NY Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust. In May 2017, HBO released its film-length adaptation of The Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro starring in the title role and Diana in her “dream role” — playing herself in the film’s recreation of her real-life prison interviews with Madoff. Diana also is the author of three previous books of financial history, including  Fidelity’s World, a history of the American mutual fund industry. She is currently at work on a new work for Random House that will focus on the New Deal’s dramatic and unprecedented fight to regulate Wall Street. In 2005, Diana was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and won a George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize, and Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for her 2004 series exposing financial rip-offs of young military consumers – work she still ranks as the proudest and most satisfying achievement of her journalism career.

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Interview of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust