James Stewart is the author of the national bestsellers Blind Eye, an investigation of the medical profession, Den of Thieves, about Wall Street in the 80’s, and Blood Sport, about the Clinton White House. Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction was published in 1998 and The Heart of the Soldier: A Story of Love, Heroism and September 11 in 2002. Stewart is also the author of The Partners (1983) and The Prosecutors (1987). His new book, Disneywar, was published in February 2005. All of his books have been published by Simon & Schuster. He is currently Editor-at-Large of SmartMoney magazine, a contributor to The New Yorker, and formerly Page One Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Stewart is the recipient of a 1988 Pulitzer Prize for The Wall Street Journal articles on the 1987 stock market crash and the insider trading scandal. As a reporter at The Journal, he covered the Milken and Boesky scandals, the mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1980s and the world of investment banking and the stock market. Stewart became The Journal's page one editor in 1988, overseeing coverage of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, the failed Soviet coup, and the presidential elections of both 1988 and 1992. He is also the winner of the 1988 George Polk award and the 1987 and 1988 Gerald Loeb awards. Blind Eye was the winner of the 2000 Edgar Allan Poe Award given annually by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2002 Stewart received the Order of Lincoln, the highest honor given by the State of Illinois to an Illinois native or resident,
Stewart, 53, is a graduate of Harvard Law School and DePauw University. Prior to joining The Journal in 1983, he was Executive Editor of American Lawyer Magazine and was a lawyer with the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. He was born and attended public schools in Quincy, Illinois. He is a member of the New York bar and an adjunct professor of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York City.