born in 1956 and grew up in Cairo as the son of German parents. After university he worked as a reporter for many years, including in Beirut, Cairo, Bonn, Paris and the USA. Hesse lived in Berlin, Munich and Beirut. He was writing speeches for Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and political essays since 1998. His last book is entitled ‘Ground Zero’. Reinhard Hesse died in 2004 at the age of 48 years.
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