Lutz C. Kleveman, born in 1974, is a non-fiction author and photographer.
Kleveman studied French Literature in Aix-en-Provence and International History at the London School of Economics (LSE).
From 1999 onwards, he worked as a freelance journalist and photographer in the Balkans, West Africa, the former Soviet Union, Central Asia, and the Middle East. He has written and photographed for the Daily Telegraph, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Playboy Magazine and various other publications in Germany, Britain, and the States.
Currently, Kleveman is writing a new book about the East Mediterranean, to be published by Aufbau in 2022, and a travel blog.
Kleveman is the bi-lingual author of several narrative non-fiction books:
LEMBERG: Die vergessene Mitte Europas (Berlin, Aufbau, 2017)
WANDERJAHRE: A Reporter’s Journey through a Mad World (London, White Glove, 2014)
KRIEGSGEFANGEN: Meine deutsche Spurensuche (Munich, Siedler, 2011)
THE NEW GREAT GAME: Blood and Oil in Central Asia (New York and London, Grove Atlantic, 2003)
DER KAMPF UMS HEILIGE FEUER: Wettlauf der Weltmächte am Kaspischen Meer (Berlin, Rowohlt Berlin, 2002)