Catherine Mayer is TIME’s Europe editor. She oversees the Europe, Middle East and Africa editions and is responsible for expanding and developing TIME’s international coverage. Mayer joined TIME as a senior editor in 2004 after a lengthy stint as a correspondent for Focus magazine, Germany’s leading newsweekly. She was president of the Foreign Press Association in London from June 2003 to June 2005. Her book Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly was published by Vermilion, an imprint of Random House, in 2011.
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