Frederick Studemann: 'It is nice to be taken away from the familiar'
The FT’s literary editor talks about growing up surrounded by books - and reading outside the familiar
International Booker Prize 2023 Judge
Frederick Studemann is the Literary Editor of the Financial Times
Studemann joined the FT in 1996 as Berlin correspondent, since when he has held a number of roles across the paper, including Assistant News Editor, UK Correspondent, European News Editor, Comment & Analysis Editor and Assistant Editor.
He was a founding member of FT Deutschland, where he ran the features and weekend section.
The son of restless, itinerant parents, he spent his early years in Cork and Dublin, before moving to London, with later postings in Berlin, the Soviet Union, Greece and Austria.