Anne Elizabeth Applebaum (born July 25, 1964) is an American journalist and historian. She has written extensively about Marxism–Leninism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe.

She has worked at The Economist and The Spectator,[4] and was a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post (2002–06).[5] Applebaum won the Pulitzer Prize in April 2004 for Gulag: A History published the previous year.[6] She is a staff writer for The Atlantic[7] and a senior fellow at The Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.[8]

Books in order of publication:

  • Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe. Pantheon Books. (1994).
  • Gulag: A History, Doubleday, 2003, 677 pages,; paperback, Bantam Dell, 2004.
  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956, Allen Lane, 2012.
  • Gulag Voices : An Anthology, Yale University Press, 2011.
    From a Polish Country House Kitchen, Chronicle Books, 2012.
  • Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, Penguin Randomhouse, 2017.
  • Twilight of Democracy, Doubleday, 2020.