Ian Parker contributed his first piece to The New Yorker in 1994 and became a staff writer in 2000. He has profiled a range of cultural figures, including the Apple design chief Jonathan Ive, the photographer Sebastião Salgado, the singer Elton John, the former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, and the journalists Christopher Hitchens and Glenn Greenwald. His 2004 article, “The Gift,” received the National Magazine Award for Profile Writing. In February 2019 he published an article on the lies of Dan Mallory, the thriller author who writes under the name A.J. Finn. Parker grew up in the UK and lives in New York.