Sophie Kalkreuth

Sophie Kalkreuth is a New York-based writer and editor who covers global trends in business and culture with a focus on U.S. - China connections. She frequently reports for The Peak (Hong Kong), LP (Shanghai), and Palace (Singapore). From 2006 to 2013 Sophie lived in China where she was Chief Editor at LP Magazine. Her criticism and fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and Afterness: Literature from the New Transnational Asia.

Three Authors Who Understand Time

In an effort to explain the theory of relativity to inquisitive interviewers, Albert Einstein once used this anecdote: “When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity.”