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I’m a journalist and author based between Beirut, Lebanon and New York City. An alumna of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I’ve reported and produced for outlets including The Atlantic, NBC News, HBO, The Nation, Newsweek, Esquire, New York, Harpers, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The New Statesman, Village Voice, VICE and Vox.com. My goal is to write about people existing in extreme circumstances. Instead of focusing exclusively on the politics of conflict, I try to convey how political strife affects the humans involved. I’ve covered a wide range of topics including the war against ISIS in Iraq, child suicide among Syrian refugees and Hezbollah’s position in Lebanon. In Egypt and Turkey, I reported on anti-government protests.
My book The Hostage’s Daughter, a memoir and investigation of my father Terry Anderson’s seven-year captivity by terrorists in Lebanon, was published by HarperCollins on October 4, 2016. The Hostage’s Daughter won a Nonfiction Book Award, two International Book Awards and has been optioned for film. I’m currently working on my second book, Homegrown: A Journey into American Extremism, which is about fundamentalist groups in the United States. Its publication date has yet to be announced.
Follow me on Twitter @SulomeAnderson