Ian King, BioIan King was awarded a doctorate in 1977 by his home university, Glasgow in Scotland, for his thesis on Kurt Tucholsky's political development, which was also published in Germany. He has written on Tucholsky for British academic journals, an American literary encyclopaedia and recently for the German Dictionary of National Biographies. He was also co-editor of Volume 3 of Tucholsky's Complete Works and has lectured on the subject in the UK, Germany, Israel and Norway. He co-edits the conference volumes of the Kurt Tucholsky Society, was its vice-chair from 2005 to 2009 and has been chair since then. He was a professor of German in Sheffield and London and now works as a translator.