Nicolaus Sombart was born in 1923 in Berlin. His father was the national ecologist Werner Sombart, his mother ran a cosmopolitan salon during the pre-war years in Berlin. His first novel »Capricio Nr.1« was already published in 1947. – Sombart belongs to the co-founders of the »Group 47«. He studied in Munich, Heidelberg and Neapel and graduated under Alfred Weber. He wrote about this time autobiographical and historically in three volumes.

He worked as an international official for the Council of Europe in Straßbourg for a long time. Today he works as a freelance writer in Berlin.