Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate. She also writes for a range of other newspapers and magazines, including the New York Review of Books. Formerly a member of The Washington Post editorial board, Ms. Applebaum has worked as the foreign and deputy editor of Spectator magazine in London, and as a columnist at several British newspapers, including the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs and the Evening Standard. From 1988 to 1991, she covered the collapse of communism as the Warsaw correspondent of The Economist magazine.
Her writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, the New Republic, The National Review, The New Statesman, The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, Commentaire, Die Welt, Cicero, Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik, The Times Literary Supplement, and several anthologies.
A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Applebaum was a Marshall scholar at the London School of Economics and St. Antony's College in Oxford. She has been a lecturer at Yale and Columbia Universities, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Zurich, and the Humboldt University in Berlin. Ms. Applebaum has authored a number of books.
Her most recent book Gulag: A History (Doubleday 2003) won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004.