DAVID IGNATIUS, journalist, author

DAVID IGNATIUS, journalist, author

David Ignatius is a well-known foreign affairs journalist for the Washington Post. He is also the author of several books.  


Ignatius was born and raised in Massachusetts. His father was the Secretary of the Navy in the United States and members of his paternal grandparents’ family were survivors of the Genocide

Claim to fame 

He is a respected longtime journalist writing on foreign affairs and intelligence. Although he is a columnist for the Washington Post, his work has appeared in several other publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. 

He is also a New York Times bestselling author with several books, including one that was turned into "Body of Lies," a film by director Ridley Scott starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. 

What he said

“American leaders must give up the notion that they can transform the Middle East and its culture through military force.”

What others said

“Few understand espionage culture as well as Ignatius.” – Bob Woodward, Politico

“A finer ear for language than most thriller writers.” – Entertainment Weekly

Noteworthy work

Washington Post