Alexander Schimmelbusch

Austria, 1975

Alexander Schimmelbusch studied economics and German at Georgetown University in Washington. He worked as consultant for an investment bank in London for five years, but left the world of high finance to become a journalist and writer. His widely acclaimed book Hochdeutschland (2018), in which a successful investment banker becomes disillusioned with his luxurious lifestyle and writes a political manifesto to radically reform German society, is a searing critique of the world of late capitalism. He is currently working on a television series on the tech scene in Berlin in 2028.