GERALD DRIßNER * Journalist | Buchautor

WHAT
I DO

Some facts about my work.

Gerald produces high-quality texts of all type and suitable for any platform. He is an experienced researcher and often gets information that others don’t get. Besides journalism and writing, Gerald develops material for learners of Arabic.

Journalistic texts

Gerald focuses on telling the stories of ordinary people and society. He writes reportages, features, interviews, background stories, and analyses.

In his writings, he aims at providing the reader with a better understanding of complex events and phenomena as well as how social change affect people’s everyday life. 



Travel Writing

In his books, Gerald has developed a new style of travel writing. He calls it travel realism.

The author avoids being the main character and does not set out on a self-discovery journey. He is a close observer. Gerald writes about things that cannot be found on the internet and explains why things work differently as we used to know.



Investigative Research

Gerald has done major research on crime, far-right groups, and terrorism. Currently, his main topic is religious (Islamic) extremism.

In 2008 Gerald covered Europe’s biggest criminal case (Heilbronner Phantom) for Stern-magazine. Stern was then the first medium that revealed what turned out to be a big scandal.



Special Assignments

Since Gerald has a very good network in the Arab World and can easily conduct reasearch in Arabic, he is keen on doing research that involves the Arab World or the Arabic language.

Furthermore, he has a deep understanding of the dos and dont’s in the Arab and Islamic World.



Arabic for Nerds

In 2015, Gerald founded www.arabic-for-nerds.com – a website in form of a blog that offers interesting stuff about the Arabic language for free. Gerald writes about tricky grammar problems, the latest Netflix stuff in Arabic, tools and apps for learns. The website is very popular among students from all over the world.


Arabic Grammar

Gerald Drißner has been studying Arabic intensively for more than ten years exclusively in the Arab world.

He explains Arabic and Islam from an Arab(ic) viewpoint and fills the gaps between the Western and Arab approach. His books have been highly praised by Arabic students and scholars.