Mar 21, 2009

Keynote: Jon Lee Anderson

Working for Time magazine decades ago in Latin America, New Yorker correspondent Jon Lee Anderson felt as if he was trapped in a "life of outtakes...where everything that seemed valuable or important to me was still in me and never saw the light of day."

He didn't want to be a "purveyor of information."

Anderson now reports for the New Yorker from some of the most dangerous parts of the world, including Iraq and Afgahnistan. His stories are long and literary, full of the kind of detail that he prizes.

Read Anderson's account of the bombing of Baghdad here.

Photo from Anderson's Little, Brown author profile.

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