David R. Ignatius is an American journalist and novelist. He is an Associate Editor and columnist for The Washington Post. He also co-hosts PostGlobal, an online discussion of international issues at The Washington Post's website with Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria. He has authored eight novels, including Body of Lies (2007), which director Ridley Scott adapted into a film in 2008. He has received numerous honors, including the Legion of Honor from the French Republic, the Urbino World Press Award from the Italian Republic, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Committee for Foreign Journalism.