BOSNIA:UKRAINE Reporting from the Future

Jon Lee Anderson


A staff writer, began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998. Since then, he has covered conflicts in numerous places for the magazine, including Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Angola, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, and Liberia. He has also reported frequently from Latin America, writing about Rio de Janeiro’s gangs, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, an isolated tribe in Peru’s Amazon, and a Caracas slum, among other subjects, and has written Profiles of Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, and Gabriel García Márquez. He is the author of several books, including “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life,” “Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World,” “The Fall of Baghdad,” and “The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan.” He is the co-author, with Scott Anderson, of two books, “War Zones: Voices from the World’s Killing Grounds” and “Inside the League.” He has been honored by the Overseas Press Club, and in 2013 he was awarded a Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean. He began his reporting career in 1979, in Peru, followed by several years in Central America, and has maintained a close relationship to the region ever since, reporting from there frequently and giving journalism workshops to Latin-American reporters.

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