Katja Hoyer is a German-British historian specialising in Modern German history. Her debut book Blood and Iron has been well-received by critics and academics alike. She was born in (East) Germany and read history at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her essays have featured in History Today and BBC History Extra. Katja also writes for The Spectator, The Washington Post, UnHerd, Die Welt and other newspapers on current political affairs in Germany and Europe. She hosts the podcast Tommies and Jerries on British-German relations with Oliver Moody, the Times' Berlin correspondent. Katja is based in Sussex, UK.