(USA) Anderson grew up in Colombia, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, Liberia and the United Kingdom. At twenty-two he began working as a reporter in Peru and went on to cover the civil wars in Central America for Time magazine. He published his first book, about right-wing terror networks, in 1986. He joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1998, and has reported from over forty countries since then. He has also covered numerous conflicts, including those in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya. He has been a teacher for the Gabo Foundation for many years. His books include Guerrillas (1992), Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life (1997), The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan (2002) and The Fall of Baghdad (2004). He also has several books published exclusively in Spanish, including: La herencia colonial y otras maldiciones (2012), Crónicas de un país que ya no existe, (2015) and Los años del espiral: Crónicas de América Latina (2020). Anderson has won several journalism awards, including the 2013 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, for his reporting in Latin America.
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