Fred Hiatt is the editorial page editor of The Washington Post. He frequently writes editorials, as well as a biweekly column that appears on Mondays. Before joining the Post in 1981, he worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Star. Early in his career at the Post, he covered a variety of topics including government, politics, development, and other issues in Virginia; and later he moved to the Post’s national desk to cover military and national-security affairs. From 1987 to 1990, he and his wife, Margaret Shapiro, were co-bureau chiefs of the Post’s Tokyo bureau, and from 1991 to 1995 they served as correspondents and co-bureau chiefs in Moscow. Hiatt is the author of The Secret Sun: A Novel of Japanas well as two books for children, If I Were Queen of the World and Baby Talk.