Since 2000, Ian Shapira has been a staff writer at The Washington Post, where he's written features on CIA and military families and helped unravel a mystery about a stolen Renoir.
His articles on the Virginia Tech and Navy Yard shootings have been included in the Post's entries that won the Pulitzer Prize and that were named as a finalist in the breaking news category.
He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and has an English degree from Princeton University and a master's in journalism from American University. He currently is studying fiction on the side at the Warren Wilson College MFA program in North Carolina.
To read his journalism, please go here or follow him on Facebook. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.