Sulome Anderson

Posted: April 24, 2017 at 10:10 am, Last Updated: May 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Journalist and Author, “The Hostage’s Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness, and the Middle East”

Sulome is a journalist and author based between New York City and Beirut, Lebanon. An alumna of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she regularly reports feature stories for publications including The Atlantic, VICE, Newsweek, New York magazine, Foreign Policy, and Vox. Her goal is to write about people existing in extreme circumstances–instead of focusing exclusively on the politics of conflict, and to convey how political strife affects the humans involved. She’s covered a wide range of topics including child suicide among Syrian refugees, the war against ISIS in Iraq and Hezbollah’s position in Lebanon. Her father is Terry Anderson, the Associated Press bureau chief kidnapped in Lebanon three months before she was born in 1985. She met him when he was released after almost seven years of captivity. Her book, The Hostage’s Daughter, is a reported investigation of her father’s captivity blended with memoir, in which she explores the very personal toll war has taken on her life.