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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 regularly report feature stories for publications including NewsweekThe Atlantic, EsquireNew York, Harpers, Foreign Policy, VICE, Village Voice 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 Daughtera memoir and investigation of my father Terry Anderson’s seven-year captivity by terrorists in Lebanon, was published with HarperCollins’ Dey Street imprint on October 4, 2016. The Hostage’s Daughter won a  Nonfiction Book Award as well as two International Book Awards and has been optioned for film. 

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