Dr. Manfred Malzahn

Dr. Manfred Malzahn was born in 1955 in Iserlohn, West Germany. He took up English and German Studies at the University of Bochum in 1974, and later on transferred to the University of Wuppertal, where in 1983 he completed a PhD thesis on aspects of identity in the contemporary Scottish novel.

He then worked for the Goethe Institute in his native town and for the German Department at Edinburgh University in Scotland, before going on to teach English Literature at universities in Tunisia, Algeria, Malawi, Taiwan and the UAE. He has been a faculty member in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain since 1998.

Beside a range of academic publications, Malzahn has been producing creative work in poetry and prose in both German and English since the early 1980s. His creative writing includes song lyrics performed and recorded by various artists, as well as the libretto for a musical play premiered in Germany in 1997.