Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is the author of The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA, which made the Longlist for the National Book Award in 2013 and was named a Washington Post work of notable nonfiction. He has been the chief of Newsweek’s Mexico, Baghdad, and Africa bureaus, as well as a special correspondent from Paris. He was part of the team that contributed to Newsweek’s 2003 National Magazine Award for reportage of the Iraq war, and in 2004 the Overseas Press Club honored his reports on Latin America. His work has appeared in Granta, Foreign Policy, Guernica, National Geographic Explorer, and elsewhere. Johnson has reported from more than 50 countries and lives in California, where he is working on his second book.