Vicky Ward, Chronicler of Corruption,
Author Of ‘Kushner, Inc.,’ to Speak Nov. 20
Vicky Ward, a writer who has specialized in exposing skullduggery in high places, has written books about the notorious wheeling and dealing in Manhattan’s real estate industry (“The Liar’s Ball”), and the downfall of Lehman Brothers and why it happened (“The Devil’s Casino”). Earlier this year, she turned her gaze on two particularly tasty targets and produced her newest book, “Kushner Inc.,” an investigation into the lives and businesses of Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. The subtitle is “Greed, Ambition, Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump,”
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Ward will be our guest speaker and if you’re interested in learning more about the adventures of the president’s daughter and son-in-law — and who isn’t? — please make it your business to reserve a place now. (Instructions on how to do that appear below.)
In addition to her best-selling books, Ward keeps busy with a variety of other media assignments. Born in Britain, where she was a columnist and feature writer for The Independent, a British newspaper, she moved to New York in 1997 and is now a naturalized U.S. citizen. She is an editor at large at HuffPost and HuffPost’s long-form magazine, Highline, and bears the same title at Town & Country. From the time she landed in New York, Ward has been a presence in newspapers, magazines and on television. From 1999 to 2001, she was the features and news features editor at the New York Post and her column appeared in the London Evening Standard from 2007 to 2011. In addition, she was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair from 2001 to 2012, writing about politics, finance, art and culture. For most of that time, she was Tina Brown’s executive editor at Talk magazine. Earlier this year, she was named a senior reporter at CNN. She has also written for Esquire, including a piece on Jared Kushner in October 2016, plus numerous other magazines in the U.S. and Britain.
The date: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
The time: Noon.
The place: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South.
PLEASE NOTE: You may reserve via Eventbrite by linking to
When you reach that site, click on the word “TICKETS” and follow the directions. You will then receive an email confirming your reservation.
You can no longer reserve by emailing Michael Serrill, but you may continue to reserve by calling the Silurian reservation line at 212-532-0887. Please spell your name clearly and include a contact number or an email address. Lunch prices are $55 for members, $65 for guests, payable at the door by cash (exact change, please), check or credit card. Regardless of how you reserve, if you’re bringing a guest, make sure to give us your guest’s name. Each member is allowed to reserve for one guest, with additional guests put on a waiting list, pending a final count.
One other reminder. Because we must give a final tally to the National Arts Club at noon on Nov. 18 — the Monday before the luncheon — we cannot cancel any reservations after that time. No-shows will be asked to pay for their seats.