Born in Vienna, Austria, Klaus Luthardt was educated in Germany, Canada, and the United States. He has taught English language and literature at the university level as well as German language and culture to U.S. diplomats preparing for overseas assignments. His career has included developing educational programs for the Smithsonian Associates, working in the continuing education division of the University of Virginia, managing a foreign language program where 28 different languages were taught, and conducting a writers' workshop for several years. In addition, he has worked in construction, served as a hotel concierge, worked in the wine business, and cleaned up oil spills. He and his wife enjoy being on a Greek island, working in their rocky garden, and learning the Greek language and traditional dances.
Luthardt's novel, Knight on Mount Abba, was published in 2010. He has also published a number of poems and articles, both online and in various publications. Some of his poems have been set to music and performed in concerts.