BLOM, Philipp. (Philipp Sievert). German, b. 1970. Genres: Novels. Career: Historian specializing in intellectual history and nationalism in Europe during the period between 1890 and 1914; high school teacher of German literature, philosophy, and violin. Publications: The Simmons Papers (novel), 1995. Address: 96a Banbury Rd., Oxford OX2 6JT, England.