Tom Rachman is the author of two novels,
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
(2010), an international bestseller that has been translated into 25 languages. Rachman, who was born in London in 1974 and raised in Vancouver, studied journalism at Columbia University in New York. In 1998, he joined the Associated Press as a foreign-desk editor in New York, then became a correspondent in Rome in 2002. His writing has appeared in
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Slate
The New Statesman
, among other publications. He lives in London.