Gerald Drißner is a journalist and writer of narrative nonfiction who is keen on exploring unexpected angles. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany. The award-winning author (Axel Springer Preis, etc.) is equipped with twenty years of prolific writing experience. He writes reportages and features as well as interviews, background stories, and analyses. Gerald holds a Master’s degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt). His passion, however, is Arabic and the Arab World. He has lived in Arab and Islamic countries for more than a decade and witnessed the Arab Spring firsthand in Egypt. Gerald has been specializing in Arabic grammar and is the author of acclaimed books about Arabic grammar for laymen.
"Glücklick ist tot" Over the past decade, Gerald has received several awards including the Axel Springer Prize, Germany’s most prestigious award for young journalists. He received this award for a story about Khalid Said, a young Egyptian who was beaten to death in 2010 – and later became a trigger and symbol for the uprising in 2011.