Zahra started his teaching career in 1969, teaching Maltese language
and Art in the state secondary schools. He taught at Zejtun J.L.
for 33 years and retired in 2003. He was the driving force behind
all of the productions, wrote the scripts and was involved in set
design and construction. He contributed greatly to the production
and direction of the Christmas
and Prizedays. Apart from all this, he
also played the dame for a number of years. Although he's now
retired, he's still involved in the process of developing the plot, and
finally writes the actual script and lyrics.
Trevor is known
mostly for his writings. His pleasant style of writing, full of
humour and imaginative thinking, and his clear illustrative drawings
that complement his writing makes him the most popular writer of
children's books in Malta. He writes in his native language
(Maltese) and has more than 120 publications to date.
He won the National Book Award ten times, and in 2004 was
decorated by the Medal for Services to the Republic in recognition for
his contribution towards children's literature.
You can visit his
recently updated Literary Homepage at www.trevorzahra.com