Award-Winning Financial Journalist and Best-Selling Author, The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust (made into an HBO film starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer)
Diana B. Henriques
Diana B. Henriques is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History and the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, both published by Henry Holt.
A contributing writer for The New York Times, which she joined in 1989, she was previously a staff writer for Barron’s magazine, a Wall Street correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and an investigative reporter for The Trenton (N.J.) Times.
In 2005, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and won a George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting and Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for her 2004 series exposing insurance and investment rip-offs of young military consumers. She was also a member of The New York Times team that was a Pulitzer finalist for its coverage of the 2008 financial crisis.
In May 2017, HBO released its film-length adaptation of The Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro starring in the title role and Ms. Henriques playing herself. The film was nominated for four Emmy awards, including “best picture.”
Henriques is also the author of three previous books: The Machinery of Greed, Fidelity’s World and The White Sharks of Wall Street. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, on whose board of trustees she served from 2011 until 2019. She and her husband Larry live in Hoboken, N.J.