Caroline de Gruyter
Caroline de Gruyter (b. 1963) is a European Affairs correspondent for the leading Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and a regular contributor to Carnegie Europe and Foreign Policy. She was posted to Brussels twice and spent more than twenty years covering Europe. Her previous books include Swiss Lives: the New Political Reality in Europe (2015) and A Cursed Paradise: Why Politicians Must Finally Take Europe Seriously (2016). De Gruyter currently lives in Oslo but wrote this book, her fifth, in Vienna, the former capital of the Habsburg Empire.