Martin Walker (reporter)

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Martin Walker
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Born 1947
Scotland, UK
Occupation Reporter and novelist
Nationality British
Period 1971-present
Genre Non-fiction (history), crime fiction


Martin Walker (born 1947) is the Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council (GBPC) at the management consulting firm A.T. Kearney[1] and author of the popular 'Bruno' detective series set in the Périgord region of France. He has been a part of the GBPC since 1997 and was appointed as the Senior Director on 25 January 2007.


He was educated at Harrow County School for Boys and Balliol College, Oxford. Walker lives in Europe with his wife with whom he has two daughters.[2]

He was on the staff of The Guardian newspaper from around 1971 working in a variety of positions including bureau chief in Moscow and the United States, European editor and assistant editor.[3] One of the unsuccessful candidates for the editorship of The Guardian in 1995, when Alan Rusbridger was appointed in succession to Peter Preston,[4] Walker resigned in 1999 after 28 years with the newspaper.[5]

Walker joined UPI in 2000. While at UPI he was also an international correspondent. He is now Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of United Press International.

He also holds a variety of other positions including being a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute at The New School in New York; and the Board of Directors of the Global Panel Foundation (Berlin, Copenhagen, Prague, Sydney and Toronto). He is also a contributing editor of the Los Angeles Times's Opinion section and of Europe magazine. Walker also is a regular commentator on CNN, Inside Washington, and NPR.[2]


Walker has written several books including Waking Giant: Gorbachev and Perestroika, The Cold War: A History, Clinton: The President They Deserve and America Reborn.

He is also the author of the 'Bruno' detective series set in the Périgord region of France, where Walker has a holiday home. It is based on an unconventional village policeman, Benoît 'Bruno' Courrèges, a gourmet cook and former soldier who was wounded on a peacekeeping mission in the Balkans, who never carries his official gun and has "long since lost the key to his handcuffs."


  1. ^ "Martin Walker Appointed Head of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council". A.T. Kearney. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Martin Walker". Random House, Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Biography of Martin Walker". The Globalist. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ Maggie Brown "Guardian names its new editor", The Independent, 25 January 1995
  5. ^ David Lister "Veteran reporter quits Guardian", The Independent, 3 August 1999