Philipp Blom was born in Hamburg in 1970. After living and working in Oxford, London, and Paris, he is now based in Vienna. His historical works, essays, and novels have been translated into 16 languages and have received numerous awards, including a scholarship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the German Non-Fiction Book Prize. Blom is also a prolific radio journalist and public speaker. Among his most recent English publications are: Nature’s Mutiny (Liveright Publishing, 2019), A Wicked Company: The forgotten radicalism of the European Enlightenment (Basic Books, 2010), and The Vertigo Years - Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914 (Basic Books, 2008).