Jon Lee Anderson

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Jon Lee Anderson "began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998 and became a staff writer in 1999. He has reported frequently from Iraq and has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Angola, and Lebanon. Anderson’s Profile of Iyad Allawi appeared in January, 2005, just before the elections in Iraq. He has also profiled Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Gabriel García Márquez.

"Anderson is the author of several books, including “The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches From Afghanistan,” “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life,” “Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World,” and, most recently, “The Fall of Baghdad.” He is the co-author, with Scott Anderson, of “War Zones: Voices from the World’s Killing Grounds,” and “Inside the League.” He has written the prologues to a number of books, including “Antología de la Década,” an anthology of Colombian journalism, and “Fidel’s Cuba,” a photographic book on Cuba.

"Anderson began his career as a reporter for the English-language weekly the Lima Times, in Lima, Peru, and was a reporter for Time in Central America. His work has been published in the New York Times, Harper’s, The Nation, Life, The Guardian, the New York Times Magazine, El Pais, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Internazionale, Folha de S. Paulo, 3 Puntos, Gatopardo, and other journals. He has been involved with television documentaries on Panama, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Bosnia.

"Born in California, Anderson was raised and educated in South Korea, Colombia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Liberia, England, and the United States. He currently lives in Dorset, England." [1]

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  2. Directors Workshop, Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, accessed April 14, 2010.