James B. Stewart
|James B. Stewart|
Stewart at the Miami Book Fair International, 2005
|Born||James Bennett Stewart
c. 1952 (age 61–62)
|Notable work(s)||Den of Thieves|
|Notable award(s)||Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism (1988)|
James Bennett Stewart (born c. 1952) is an American lawyer, journalist, and author.
Life and career
Stewart was born in Quincy, Illinois. A graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Law School, James B. Stewart is a member of the Bar of New York and Bloomberg Professor of Business and Economic Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a former associate at New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore. In 1988, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for his articles in The Wall Street Journal about the 1987 dramatic upheaval in the stock market and insider trading. These writings led to the publishing of his best-selling work of non-fiction called Den of Thieves that recounted the criminal conduct of Wall Street arbitrager Ivan Boesky and junk bond king, Michael Milken.
His 1999 work, Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With Murder, won the 2000 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category. DisneyWar, his 2005 book on Michael Eisner's reign at Disney, won the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book. In 2007 he was ranked 21st on Out magazine's "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America."
He is currently a contributor to The New Yorker and a columnist for The New York Times. Stewart also serves on the board of advisory trustees of his alma mater, DePauw University, and is past president of that board.
- Stewart, James (2011). Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff. New York: Penguin Press. ISBN 978-1-59420-269-8.
- Stewart, James (2005). DisneyWar. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-80993-1.
- Stewart, James (2004). Flight: In Search of Vision. Trenton: Africa World Press. ISBN 1-59221-234-4.
- Stewart, James (2002). Heart of a Soldier: a Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-4098-7.; a biography of Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director who died at WTC
- Stewart, James (1999). Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away With Murder. New York City: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-85484-8.
- Stewart, James (1998). Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-85067-2.
- Stewart, James (1997). Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries. London: Touchstone. ISBN 0-684-83139-2.
- Stewart, James (1994). Club der Diebe. Frankfurt/M; Berlin: Ullstein. ISBN 3-548-23207-8.
- Stewart, James (1992). Den of Thieves. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-79227-X.
- Stewart, James (1987). Prosecutors. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-66835-8.
- Stewart, James (1983). The Partners: Inside America's Most Powerful Law Firms. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-42023-2.
- Editor-at-Large of SmartMoney Magazine and author of "Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff"
- Oxfield, Jesse, Idov, Michael (March 4, 2007), ‘Out’ Ranks the Top 50 Gays; Anderson Is No. 2, New York Magazine. Retrieved June 28, 2007.
- Board of Trustees
- Common Sense column archive at The Wall Street Journal
- Column archive at The New Yorker
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Works by or about James B. Stewart in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- James B. Stewart collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Profile at Royce Carlton
- James B. Stewart Gerald Loeb Award finalist, UCLA