Noah Charney (1979) is an international best-selling author of over twenty books, translated into fourteen languages, including The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017) which was nominated for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and Museum of Lost Art (Phaidon, 2018), which was the finalist for the 2018 Digital Book World Award. He is a professor of art history and specialises in art crime. He completed his PhD at the University of Ljubljana and has taught there, as well as at Yale and other universities. His articles have been published in many major magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian and The Washington Post. Recently he has fronted an influencer campaign for Samsung, and in 2022 he presented the BBC Radio 4 documentary, China’s Stolen Treasures. He lives in Slovenia with his wife, children and their hairless dog. He is the author of five books on Slovenia and presents what he calls “the world’s best country” in videos, podcasts, and articles. His Slovenology: Living and Traveling in the World’s Best Country (Beletrina, 2017) was a bestseller, and he hosts the official English language podcast for the Slovenian Tourist Board, Feel Slovenia.