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I’m a journalist and author based between Beirut, Lebanon and New York City. I received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011, after which I began reporting feature stories and producing multimedia for outlets including The Atlantic, NBC News, The NationNewsweekEsquireNew York, Harpers, Foreign Policy, 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 Daughtera 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. 

Follow me on Twitter @SulomeAnderson