Anne Applebaum writes a biweekly foreign affairs column for The Washington Post. She is also the Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in London.
She was a member of The Post’s editorial board from 2002 to 2006 and earlier worked as the foreign and deputy editor of the Spectator magazine in London, the political editor of the Evening Standard, a columnist at several British newspapers and the Warsaw correspondent for The Economist. In 2004, she received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
for her book “Gulag: A History
She is also the author of “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
” (2012), which was a National Book Award nominee, and “Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe
Born in Washington, D.C., Applebaum attended Yale University and was a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and St. Antony’s College, Oxford. She lives in Warsaw with her husband, Polish politician Radoslaw Sikorski, and their two children.