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

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Website
www.brunochiefofpolice.com

Martin Walker (born 1947) is the author of the popular Bruno detective series set in the Périgord region of France. He was a member of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council.

Life[edit]

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.[1]

He was on the staff of The Guardian from around 1971, working in a variety of positions, including bureau chief in Moscow and the United States, European editor, and assistant editor.[2] One of the unsuccessful candidates for the editorship of The Guardian in 1995, when Alan Rusbridger was appointed in succession to Peter Preston,[3] Walker resigned in 1999 after 28 years with the newspaper.[4]

Walker joined United Press International (UPI) in 2000. While at UPI he was also an international correspondent. He is now Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of UPI. He also holds a variety of other positions, including senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; senior fellow of the World Policy Institute at The New School in New York; and member of 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.[1]

Works[edit]

Walker has written several non-fiction books, including The National Front,[5] 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. The novels depict 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 who has "long since lost the key to his handcuffs".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Martin Walker". Random House, Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Biography of Martin Walker". The Globalist. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Maggie Brown "Guardian names its new editor", The Independent, 25 January 1995
  4. ^ David Lister "Veteran reporter quits Guardian", The Independent, 3 August 1999
  5. ^ Published by Fontana, London, 1977, ISBN 0006348246

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