Thomas Hanke is a publicist and author of the just published book “Can We Trust France? German Clichés and French Reality”.
From January 2012 to June 2021, Thomas served as the Paris-based correspondent for the German business daily
Handelsblatt. Before that, he was based in Berlin and headed the opinion section of the newspaper. Prior to joining Handelsblatt, he worked as political editor of the Financial Times Deutschland and as a correspondent and editor of Die Zeit in Bonn, Hamburg and Brussels.
Thomas Hanke is also the author of two other books: “Der neue deutsche Kapitalismus” (The New German Capitalism) and “The Euro – Course for the Future” (with Norbert Walter).
Hanke is married to the Spanish journalist Carmen Vela. The couple have two children, who, when asked about their real identity – Spanish or
German – say: both.