Mario Kaiser is a writer of narrative nonfiction. Taking on issues of social transformation, migration, and human rights, his stories are based on long-term immersion in environments that are difficult to access. He is a former reporter and editor for Die Zeit and Der Spiegel, and his work has also appeared in the International New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Transition. His reporting has been awarded the Henri Nannen Prize, the Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism, and the Kurt Tucholsky Prize for Literary Journalism. He lives in New York City.