Alwin Fill was born in the Austrian Tyrol and studied English and Latin at the University of Innsbruck. In 1980, he became professor of English Linguistics at the University of Graz. He spent several years in Great Britain (London, Oxford) and also in the U.S.A. (Ann Arbor, Michigan). He is known as an ecolinguist, but also as a researcher for peace. He has composed several peace songs.