About the author
James B. Stewart is an American journalist and author who has written extensively on business, finance, and politics. He is a former reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal and has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. Stewart has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 1988 for his coverage of the stock market crash of 1987. He is also the author of several books, including "Den of Thieves," a bestselling account of the insider trading scandals of the 1980s.
Rachel Abrams is a writer and journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She is also the author of "The Man Who Thought He Owned Water," a book about a California farmer who claimed to have the right to all the water in a local river, and the legal battle that ensued. Abrams has covered a range of topics in her writing, including business, finance, technology, and the environment.
Stewart and Abrams first collaborated on an article for The New Yorker about the downfall of pharmaceutical company ImClone and its founder, Sam Waksal. They subsequently decided to expand the article into a book, which became "Den of Thieves." "Unscripted" is their second book together, and it focuses on the rise and fall of the streaming video startup, Quibi.