Nicholas Griffin is a journalist and author of four novels one work of nonfiction. His writing has appeared in The Times (UK), The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and other publications on topics as disparate as sports and politics, piracy, filmmaking in the Middle East, and the natural sciences. Griffin has written for film and is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Miami 1980, and Ping Pong Diplomacy, which was shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.