Matthew Hart has reported on gold and diamonds for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly The Wall Street Journal, the London Times, and many other newspapers and magazines. He was a contributing editor of the New York trade journal Rapaport Diamond Report. His award-winning book Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair, was translated into six languages and made into a four-hour dramatic miniseries starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Judy Davis. His book Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal, was adapted into a National Geographic TV special. He has travelled from the Arctic to Angola in pursuit of diamond stories, and The Russian Pink is his first thriller. He lives in New York City.