Ioan Grillo is a contributing writer at the New York Times specializing in crime and drugs. Based in Mexico City, he has also worked for Time magazine, the History Channel, CNN, Reuters, The Associated Press, and Esquire. He is the author of El Narco, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Gangster Warlords, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a Guardian Book of the Year.
Praise for Ioan Grillo * --- * Grillo is a breathtakingly intrepid reporter, diving in where police fear to tread, seeking out men who wouldn't hesitate to kill him * Mail on Sunday * Dogged, impassioned and courageous reporting ... There is no doubting his expertise, his compassion or his grit * Daily Express * Grillo has done sterling work on the front lines ... His portraits of gangster societies living beyond law or even reason are starkly persuasive * Spectator * Ioan Grillo is one of the bravest and most thoughtful journalists in the world. If you want to know what's really going on, you have to read him - and especially this excellent book -- Johann Hari, author of 'Lost Connections'