David Ignatius

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:00pm
The Society of the Four Arts

Writing Life: What I’ve Learned as a Journalist, Novelist and Librettist David Ignatius is one of the most respected journalists and sought after political speakers who, in a twist of fate, suddenly found himself doing “the most exhilarating creative work” of his career,an opera based on Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” Best-selling author, Washington Post foreign affairs columnist and frequent guest on Morning Joe, David Ignatius has been making sense of the world for over 40 years. He has covered nearly every Washington beat, from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill, as well as global politics, the Middle East and economics. He turned his experiences with the CIA into nine thrilling best-sellers, because, as Bob Woodward said, “few understand espionage culture as well as Ignatius.” For more than 15 years, Ignatius has published his twice-weekly column for The Washington Post. With his work appearing in scores of newspapers around the world, his column won the Overseas Press Club Award, the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center for Journalists. “Agents of Innocence,” his first novel, is a classic of espionage fiction, drawing on his experiences covering the CIA’s early 1980s campaigns in the Middle East. Director Ridley Scott adapted his 2007 best-seller, “Body of Lies,” into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. His other books include “Bloodmoney,” “A Firing O ense” and “The Sun King.” The film rights to his novel “The Increment” were acquired by Jerry Bruckheimer. His first opera libretto, entitled “The New Prince,” is an adaptation of Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” It premiered at the Dutch National Opera in March 2017. He is also regular foreign- policy consultant for NBC and MSNBC. The Esther B. O’Keeffe Speaker Series features notable speakers from the fields of politics, culture and the media. Lectures take place January through March on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Book signings, when offered, are held in the O’Keeffe Gallery Building following the lecture, and are available to the public at no charge.

General Seating: $35 No charge to Four Arts Members Tickets go on sale at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2018-02-20 15:00:00 2018-02-20 18:00:00 America/New_York David Ignatius https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/949553/david-ignatius The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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