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Dr. Philipp BLOM Author, Lecturer & Broadcaster, Vienna


 Philipp Blom was born in 1970 in Hamburg and grew up in Detmold, in Germany. After university studies in Vienna and Oxford, he obtained a D.Phil in Modern History. He started writing at Oxford and published a novel as well as occasional journalism. After university, he worked in London as an editor, translator, writer and freelance journalist, contributing to newspapers, magazines and radio programmes in Great Britain, the US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and France. In 2001, Philipp Blom moved to Paris to concentrate on his books. In 2007 he settled in Vienna, where he continues to write historical nonfiction as well as fiction, and journalism. He presents a cultural discussion programme on Austrian national radio and has lectured on philosophy and cultural history in Europe, the US, and South America.


NDR Culture Nonfiction Book Award for "Der taumelnde Kontinent. Europa 1900-1914", 2009
Theodor-Körner-Prize for Science, Vienna, 2012
Visiting Scholar, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2012-2013
Prix Terenci Moix, Spain, 2013