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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, The Washington Post, NBC News, HBO, The NationNewsweekEsquireNew York, Harpers, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The New Statesman, Village Voice, VICE News and 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 Author’s Association Book Award, two International Book Awards and has been optioned for film. 

Follow me on Twitter @SulomeAnderson