Anne Nelson is an award-winning author and playwright who has written extensively about human rights and the defiance of totalitarian regimes. Her most recent work is “Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right.” Her previous book, “Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris”, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, was published in eight countries. “Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler” (2009) was named Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of “Murder Under Two Flags: The US, Puerto Rico, and the Cerro Maravilla Cover-up.”

Her play “The Guys,” which premiered in 2001 with Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray, has been produced in all 50 states and 15 countries. Her screenplay of “The Guys” was produced as a feature film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia. Her play “Savages,” an exploration of military occupation, was described by the New Yorker as a work of “lacerating beauty.”

Nelson’s writing has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harper’s, and she has appeared on CBS “Sunday Morning” and The PBS “Newshour,” as well as the BBC, CBC and NPR. She has received the Livingston Award for International Journalism, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Bellagio Fellowship. Nelson is a graduate of Yale University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a research fellow at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs in New York City.

Books in order of publication:

Murder Under Two Flags: The U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Cerro Maravilla Cover-Up1986
The Guys2002
Savages2007
Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler2009
Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris2017
Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right2019