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Lutz Kleveman, born in Germany in 1974, is a writer. He studied French Literature in Aix-en-Provence and International History at the London School of Economics. From 1999-2007, Lutz reported from conflict zones in the Balkans, West Africa, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, South America, and East Asia. Lutz wrote for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Playboy Magazine and various other magazines in Germany, Britain, and the States. He is the author of Wanderjahre: A Reporter’s Journey through a Mad World (London, 2014), Kriegsgefangen: Meine deutsche Spurensuche (Munich, Siedler, 2011), of The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia (New York and London, Grove Atlantic, 2003) and of Der Kampf um das Heilige Feuer: Wettlauf der Weltmächte am Kaspischen Meer (Berlin, Rowohlt, 2002). Lutz lives with his wife and soulmate Laila in Berlin and at Gut Ankelohe.