Helmut Kuhn was born in Munich in 1962 and lives in Berlin. He studied history and journalism at Freie Universität Berlin and Sorbonne in Paris. He worked as reporter, editor and freelance author in New York and Berlin, collaborating with Aufbau, mare, stern, Focus, DIE ZEIT, NZZ and Jüdische Allgemeine.
Besides his various volumes with narratives, novels and specialized books, he has co-authored the book of Murat Kurnaz Fünf Jahre meines Lebens. Helmut Kuhn won the Hansel-Mieth-Reportagepreis, obtained the scholarship for literary studies Kunstraum Syltquelle and participated in the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Wettbewerb.