Konstantin Richter was born in Berlin in 1971. He went to university in Edinburgh and New York, and then became a journalist working for the Wall Street Journal and other English language media. His three novels "Bettermann“ (2007), „Kafka war jung und er brauchte das Geld“ (2011) and „Die Kanzlerin — Eine Fiktion“ (2017) were published by the Swiss publisher Kein & Aber. Today, Richter is writing for German media such as Die Zeit, Die Welt and the US news platform Politico, on a regular basis. In 2011, he was awarded the Deutscher Reporterpreis (German Reporter Award) for a feature on opera houses in Germany.