David Jiménez is an award-winning journalist and writer with over 20 years of experience as a war reporter. He was the editor-in-chief of El Mundo, Spain’s second largest daily. He has been a contributor to CNN and BBC, the newspapers The Guardian, Corriere della Sera, Toronto Star and The Sunday Times, the magazine The Squire and others.
Jimenez was a foreign correspondent with El Mundo for over 15 years, covering the conflicts in Afghanistan, Kashmir, East Timor, the Philippines, Burma and Nepal, and the great tsunamis of the Indian and Pacific oceans in 2004 and 2011. He reported twice from inside North Korea.
He is the author of two books, El Botones de Kabul (The Bellhop of Kabul), a novel inspired by his coverage of Afghanistan, and Hijos del Monzón (Children of the Monsoon), which was awarded Best Travel Book of the Year in Spain and has been translated into several languages. Jimenez was a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.