Noah Charney

Noah Charney, twenty-seven years old, holds degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and Cambridge University. He is the founding director of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), the first international think tank on art crime. He divides his time between New Haven, Connecticut; Cambridge, England; and Rome, Italy.

Books by this Author

The Art Thief


Meet Noah Charney

Noah Charney discusses the field of art crime, studying at Oxford university, and the truth in his novel "The Art Thief."

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ars Ardor Forma Amor

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love teaching, preferably art history while on location in front of the art

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I have no patience for details--I want to grab the big ideas by the throat, and then I'll rush passed the "I' dotting and "T" crossing

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Villains always tend to be more interesting than heroes, but I like characters who are simultaneously heroes and villains. See how I managed not to answer the question?

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. They are silly phrases in Slovene, which I speak (with atrocious grammar) with my wife