Awards & Winners

Ian Denis Johnson

Date of Birth 1940
Place of Birth Montreal
(Canada, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec)
Nationality United States of America, Canada
Also know as Ian Johnson
Profession Journalist, Writer, Author
Ian Johnson is a writer and journalist, working primarily in China and Germany. A reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Johnson won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. His reporting from China was also honored in 2001 by the Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2004, Johnson published Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China, which was later released in paperback and has been translated into several languages. Born in Montreal, Canada, Johnson is a naturalized United States citizen who lives in Berlin, Germany. He recently wrote a Wall Street Journal review of "Advocate for the Doomed," about James G. McDonald's efforts to warn the world about the Nazis in the early 1930s. In 2001, Johnson published a book about the Islamic Center of Munich. He conducted research on the book while on a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. He attended the University of Florida. On February 9, 2006, Johnson delivered congressional testimony on the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. He described the Brotherhood as "an umbrella group that regularly lobbies major international institutions like the EU and the Vatican" and "controls some of the most dynamic, politically active Muslim groups in key European countries, such as Britain, France and Germany." He said the group has schools "to train imams," has funded a "mechanism in the guise of a UK-registered charity," and has a fatwa council to enforce ideological conformity.

Awards by Ian Denis Johnson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ian Denis Johnson.


Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting
(For his revealing stories about victims of the Chinese government's often brutal suppression of the Falun Gong movement and the implications of that campaign For the future.)

Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting The Wall Street Journal
For his revealing stories from China about victims of the government's often brutal suppression of the Falun Gong movement and the implications of that campaign for the future.