Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik is one of the most prominent literary figures of the country. He carries 44 years teaching and research experience and has taught at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad; Columbia University, New York; University of Heidelberg and Humboldt University, Berlin Germany and Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Currently he is Chairman of National Language Authority which is an autonomous institution established to support the advancement and promotion of Urdu. He has authored and edited a number of books and research articles. He is member of advisory and governing boards of a number of educational and literary organizations and universities. He has been awarded with star of excellence (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) by the Government of Pakistan in recognition of his services in the field of literature.