About me

Andreas Kluth 5

My name is Andreas Kluth and I am a correspondent for The Economist as well as book author.

I joined The Economist in 1997, and have since then moved from London to Hong Kong, then to the Bay Area, then to Los Angeles, and most recently to Berlin. Here is a teeny-weeny sample of what I’ve written for The Economist.

I started this site in 2008, while I was writing my first and so far only book, titled Hannibal and Me and published in January 2012. The book is about triumph and disaster in the lives of historical figures, told in a way that makes you see yourself in the stories. Here is a synopsis, here is a conversation about it, and here are reviews.

But the accompanying blog gradually became an open-ended intellectual Odyssey, with topics ranging from the process of writing and storytelling to great thinkers and ideas generally. I also take occasional detours into stuff related to The Economist.

Since moving in 2012 from California to Berlin to be Germany correspondent, I’ve been posting less frequently here, but regularly on Twitter. But that is a temporary lull, caused by a joyous abundance of postive distractions in my life. I do intend to become a more prolific blogger again soon.

If you want to email me about work stuff (if you are a PR person, for example) please do it through this page.

If you want to email me privately or about the book, please use this form. Thanks.