Matthew Mills Stevenson

Matthew Stevenson was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island, attending Buckley Country Day School and Friends Academy. His university degrees are from Bucknell and Columbia universities, and he spent a year abroad with the Institute of European Studies in London and Vienna. He moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1991. He is a contributing editor to Harper’s Magazine and has worked professionally in finance and investing. His essays and reporting have been published in many magazines, including, most recently, in CounterPunch. He is the author of many books, including Reading the Rails, Appalachia Spring, The Revolution as a Dinner Party (about China throughout its turbulent 20th century), Biking with Bismarck, about the Franco-Prussian wars and the Treaty of Versailles, and Our Man in Iran. Out now: Donald Trump’s Circus Maximus and Joe Biden’s Excellent Adventure, about the 2016 and 2020 elections. He is married to Constance Fogler, has four children, and lives in Switzerland.