Jon Lee Anderson

Jon Lee Anderson is an American author and journalist who began his career in the early 1980s, reporting on Central America’s civil wars for TIME magazine and other journals. As a New Yorker staff writer since 1998, he has covered numerous international conflicts, including those in Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Angola, Mali, Liberia, and Central African Republic. He has reported extensively on Latin America as well. Anderson has profiled a number of international public figures such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Hamid Karzai, Mahmoud Ahmadinajad and Charles Taylor, the Liberian war criminal.

Anderson is also the author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. Anderson has written several other books, including Guerrillas: Journeys In the Insurgent World; The Lion's Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan, and The Fall of Baghdad. He is also the co-author of Inside the League and War Zones: Voices from the World’s Killing Grounds with his brother Scott Anderson.

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