Bryan Christy is an author and journalist. His education includes Pennsylvania State University, Cornell University Graduate School, the University of Michigan Law School, and Tokyo University Law School (where he was a Fulbright Scholar). He was selected as a Centennial Speaker by the US Department of Justice in 2009 and is a 2011 Genesis Award winner. A former certified public accountant as well as a lawyer, he has worked in the Executive Office of the U.S. President (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative), and on topics including U.S.-Japan supercomputer trade, Norwegian whaling and the sale of light water nuclear reactors to North Korea. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Playboy, law journals, and National Geographic, where he is a contributing writer. He is author of the non-fiction book The Lizard King.