Barton Gellman writes for the national staff. He has contributed to three Pulitzer Prizes for The Washington Post, most recently the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
He is also a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and visiting lecturer at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. After 21 years at The Post, where he served tours as legal, military, diplomatic, and Middle East correspondent, Gellman resigned in 2010 to concentrate on book and magazine writing. He returned on temporary assignment in 2013 and 2014 to anchor The Post's coverage of the NSA disclosures after receiving an archive of classified documents from Edward Snowden.
Gellman is writing a book for Penguin Press on the secret history of the surveillance-industrial state. His previous books include the bestselling Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (Los Angeles Times Book Prize, New York Times Best Books of 2008) and Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power.