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Dirk Strasser Dirk Strasser i(A16475 works by)
Born: Established: 1959 Offenbach,
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1962
Heritage: German
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Dirk Strasser has lived most of his life in Australia. He studied German and Mathematics at Monash University, Melbourne, where he graduated with first class honors in German literature, and was awarded the Goethe Prize. He then completed a Diploma of Education, and for a number of years taught Mathematics and German at secondary school level. He writes in the genres of fantasy and science fiction, and his short stories have been published widely in magazines and anthologies in Australia, England, Germany, and the United States. He has co-edited the magazine Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, which he founded in 1990 with Stephen Higgins, and he has also has co-written a number of secondary school mathematics text books.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH

Personal Awards

2002 inaugural joint winner Ditmar Awards Professional Achievement For editing Aurealis.

Awards for Works

The Skerricks of Truth 2001 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 27-28 2001; (p. 81-91) Stories of the Sand 2014;
2001 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Short Story
y separately published work icon Equinox : The Second Book of Ascension Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1996 Z462561 1996 single work novel fantasy '[T]he fate of the Keep and its mountain lies in the balance. The Maelir want to defend it, the Faemir to demolish it and the windriders to claim it. But unknown to them all, a dark force is trying to destroy everything'. Source: bookseller's website.
1996 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Best Novel
y separately published work icon Graffiti Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1993 Z796993 1993 single work children's fiction fantasy children's

'Steven panics when he finds himself at the wrong station. Where is his train ticket and why isn't Aunt Vivien there to meet him?

'People ignore him as he dodges and weaves through the crowded streets of Melbourne. He feels lost and alone, when he's suddenly confronted by a bunch of street kids who desperately need his help.

'But time is running out for the gang. Can Steven help them . . . before it's too late?'

Source: Author's website. (Sighted: 17/6/2014)

1994 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Australian Long Fiction
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