Philipp Blom (G)
Philipp Blom (1970) grew up in Hamburg and in Detmold. After studying in Vienna and Oxford, he obtained his doctorate in history. During his time at Oxford he published the novel The Simmons Papers. From 1997 to 2001 Blom lived with his wife Veronica Buckley in London, where he first worked as an editor in a publishing house and then as an author. Philipp Blom’s books combine historical research, philosophical exploration and occasionally fiction. Against the background of current upheavals such as global warming and digitization, his book Was auf dem Spiel steht (2017) also increasingly focuses on current and future topics.