Reinhard Schlüter was born in 1948. He works as a journalist for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Psychologie heute and the Bayerischer Rundfunk amongst others. He studied in Munich, then went on to live in Spain and Austria before returning to Bavaria. His most recent publication is Schönsprech. Wie uns Politik und Lobby das Blaue vom Himmel erzählen (2015).