About me

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My name is Andreas Kluth, and 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, titled Hannibal and Me. It is 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 is a synopsis, here is a conversation about it, and here are reviews.