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.

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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ars Ardor Forma Amor

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Fate impeding my path to accomplish all of the tasks, personal and professional, that I hope to complete in my lifetime

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. When I have my literary hat on, it's Margeurite Yourcenar's Hadrian. When I have my normal person hat on, it's Homer Simpson.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I always wanted to accomplish things at a younger age, and a first novel at 27 seems a bit late, although I know that, for non-abnormal people, that's plenty early

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. My dog, Hubert van Eyck, has a pretty sweet deal going

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