Jon Lee ANDERSON

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(USA) Anderson grew up and studied in Colombia, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, Liberia and the United Kingdom. At twenty-two years of age he began working as a journalist in Peru for the English-speaking newspaper The Lima Times. He later lived in El Salvador and Honduras, while covering the civil wars in Central America,  publishing his first book in 1986. He continued to travel and write until, in 1998, he joined The New Yorker team as a staff writer. He has contributed to numerous periodicals around the world, and since 11–S has reported extensively on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries. He is a member of the New Journalism Foundation founded by Gabriel García Márquez. His books include Guerrillas (1992), The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan (2002) and The Fall of Baghdad (2004). Furthermore, he is the author of one of the most important biographies of Ernesto Guevara: Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life (1997). His latest books are La herencia colonial y otras maldiciones(2012) and Crónicas de un país que ya no existe. Libia, de Gadafi al colapso(2015). He is currently working on a biography of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. His latest book translated into Spanish is Guerrillas published by Sexto Piso in 2018, in which he narrates the realities of five different insurgent movements around the worldthe mujahedin of Afghanistanthe FMLN of El Salvador, the Karen of Burmathe Polisario of Western Sahara, and a group of young Palestines fighting against Israel in the Gaza Strip. 

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