Raphael Thelen lives and works at the fault lines of our global society, where our conflicts and aspirations are thrown into their sharpest relief, where the boundaries between personal and political blur.
He observed first-hand the 2011 Liberation struggle of the people in Egypt, Lybia and Syria, accompanied refugees crossing the Balkans, wrote about the crumbling dreams of today’s Eastern Germany.
His writing has appeared in all major German Magazines. Currently he is finishing his second book. He writes not only as a Spectator, but as someone who hopes to change the conditions he finds.