Mario Kaiser is a writer of narrative nonfiction. Taking on issues of social transformation and human rights, his stories are based on long-term immersion in environments that are difficult to access. His hope is that this approach provides a fuller understanding of how government policies and social change affect people’s lives and long-term prospects.

After graduating from the University of Bonn, Kaiser received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. He is a former reporter and editor for Die Zeit and Der Spiegel, and his work has also appeared in Guernica, The International New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Transition. His reporting has been awarded the Henri Nannen Prize, the Lorenzo Natali Prize, the Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism, and the Kurt Tucholsky Prize for Literary Journalism. He lives in New York City.