(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 worked as a reporter in El Salvador and Honduras, publishing his first book in 1986. He continued to travel and write until, in 1998, he joined The New Yorker team. He has contributed to numerous newspapers around the world, and since 11–S has specialised as a war correspondent. He is a member of the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo. His books include Inside the League (1986), War Zones: Voices from the World’s Killing Grounds (1988), 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). One of his latest books is La herencia colonial y otras maldiciones (2012).
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