Andreas Kluth

I’m a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, currently based in Berlin.

Between March of 2017 and February of 2019, I was Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, the English-language edition of Germany’s leading business newspaper. For the two decades before that, I wrote for The Economist – in London, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Berlin.

I started this site in 2008, while I was writing my first book, Hannibal and Me. It’s about the lives of historical figures and how they respond to triumph and disaster, success and failure – told in a way that makes you see yourself in their stories. Here’s a synopsis, here’s a conversation about it, and here are reviews.

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