born 1953 in Mainz, works as a journalist and author. He is nationally known from his column »Martenstein« that appears in »ZEITmagazin«. He also works as an editor for »Tagesspiegel«. In 2004, he received the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for his reporting about the succession and leadership disputes at the Frankfurter Suhrkamp Verlag. He has held the Curt Goetz Ring since April 2010. Martenstein lives and works in Berlin.