(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), Crónicas de un país que ya no existe. Libia, de Gadafi al colapso (2015), Guerrillas (2018) and Los años del espiral. Crónicas de América Latina (2020).
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