Martin Walker is senior director of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think-tank for CEOs of major corporations, based in Washington DC.
After three years as the Editor of United Press International, the global news agency, he is now Editor Emeritus and international affairs columnist of UPI, writing the bi-weekly syndicated column Walker’s World. In 2008, his columns were nominated for Europe’s prestigious Naftali prize for journalism.
He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, The National Interest, The American Interest, The Wilson Quarterly, Die Zeit of Germany, El Mundo of Spain, the Moscow Times and Moskovskii Novosti.
Martin Walker was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was Brackenbury Scholar and took a first class honours degree in history and at Kirkland House, Harvard, where he was Harkness Fellow and a resident tutor, studying international relations and economics.
He and his wife Julia Watson, the novelist and food writer, have two grown daughters and a basset hound and they divide their time between Washington DC and the Perigord region of France.
His new book is "A Taste for Vengeance."