John Shiffman is a Washington-based reporter for Reuters and a New York Times best-selling author.


With colleagues, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 and 2015, and has won The Thurgood Marshall Award, The Hillman Prize, the Gerald Loeb Award, the Scripps Howard Award and the Shadid Award for Ethics. He was a reporter for The Philadelphia InquirerThe Tennessean and The News-Press, and Associate Director of the White House Fellows program.

Hold The Line, co-written with Officer Michael Fanone, is his third book. His previous books are Operation Shakespeare and Priceless, which was co-written with FBI Art Crime Team founder Robert K. Wittman. Priceless was a New York Times best-seller and published in eleven languages.

"Riveting... Authoritative and superbly crafted. Absolutely, hands down, the best book ever written on art crime."

- Associated Press

"A rollicking memoir... investigative details dazzle. Priceless can read at times, not unpleasantly, as if an art history textbook got mixed up at the printer with a screenplay for The Wire."

- The New York Times


"An impressive and important work. The glamour of a spy novel, the gravity of a meticulously researched expose."

- The Christian Science Monitor

"The thrilling inside story of how an elite team of Homeland Security operatives snatched an Iranian arms dealer from the shadows in a triumph of American justice."

- New York Daily News 

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