Simon Strauß born in 1988 in Berlin, is a German writer and journalist. He studied classical studies and history in Basel, Poitiers, and Cambridge. In 2017 he completed his doctoral dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He has been a guest at several theaters and is founder of the young intellectual initiative »Working on Europe« and its time-witness project »European archives of Voices«. Today he lives in Frankfurt am Main and is an editor in the features section of the »FAZ«.