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Scott C. Johnson is the author of two highly-acclaimed books. The Wolf and the Watchman (W.W. Norton, 2013) was Long Listed for the National Book Award, the PEN USA award and was named a Washington Post Notable Book.

His second book, The Hollywood Con Queen (Harper, 2023) was given a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly and selected as an Amazon editor’s pick.


Johnson was a consulting producer of Hollywood Con Queen, a 3-part documentary series to air on Apple TV+ in the spring of 2024. 


A long-time foreign correspondent, Johnson has reported from more than 50 countries and served as Newsweek magazine’s Bureau Chief in Baghdad, Mexico City and Cape Town. He has contributed to the New York Times, Granta, National Geographic and many other publications. He lives in France with his wife and two children. 

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