Bryan Christy is an American novelist, investigative journalist, television correspondent, and filmmaker. In 2014, he was named National Geographic Society Rolex Explorer of the Year. For its 125th anniversary, National Geographic named his journalism “One of Ten Ways National Geographic has Changed the World.”
I’m a huge fan of your work -Trevor Noah
Bryan’s first novel IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS received wonderful reviews. Nail-biting. Nerve shredding…Bryan Christy is immensely talented…John le Carré talent (The New York Times)…an exceptional adventure thriller-(starred review) Publishers Weekly…A Gem (starred review)-Booklist…Starred Review –Kirkus…Riveting –Lisa Scottoline…Indispensable –C.J. Box…An adventure story for the thinking man –Alma Katsu
Bryan founded and led the Special Investigations Unit at National Geographic, the institution’s first criminal investigations effort. His innovative Results-Oriented Reporting (ROR) technique led to the arrest and prosecution of “the Pablo Escobar of Wildlife Trafficking” in Malaysia, the defrocking and removal of a pedophile monsignor in the Philippines, the exposure of corruption in South Africa’s rhino horn industry, the locating of an Interpol Red List target operating in the Vietnamese timber trade, and the largest multiyear investigation ever undertaken by National Geographic into elephant poaching and the ivory trade. His elephant work is credited with helping to convince China to close its ivory market, saving tens of thousands of African elephants.
Bryan has won numerous awards for his work, including WildScreen’s Panda Award for Best Presenter, the wildlife film industry’s top prize.
He is a National Geographic Society Explorer and an Explorers Club Fellow. His education includes University of Michigan Law School, Tokyo University Law School where he was a Fulbright Scholar, Cornell University’s FALCON Program, Pennsylvania State University, and time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop under James Alan McPherson.
Before turning to writing, Bryan was an international policy lawyer in Washington, DC. He has lectured for law enforcement, prosecutors & judges, and for investigative journalism programs around the world.