Dirk Strasser

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Dirk Strasser has won multiple Australian Publisher Association Awards and a Ditmar for Best Professional Achievement. His short stories have been translated into a number of languages, and his acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Books of Ascension – ZenithEquinox andEclipse – has been published in English (Pan Macmillan / Momentum) and German (Heyne). Dirk’s short story, “The Doppelgänger Effect”, appeared in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, Dreaming Down Under (HarperCollins), edited by Jack Dann.

His most recent short story publications include “The Mandelbrot Bet” in the anthology Carbide Tipped Pens(Tor), edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi and “At Dawn’s Speed” in Dimension6 #2, edited by Keith Stevenson.

His short story collection “Stories of the Sand” will be published soon.

Dirk’s articles have appeared in most of Australia’s major newspapers, he founded the Aurealis Awards and has co-edited and co-published Aurealis for twenty-five years.

He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, two teenage children and fluffy white dog.  His day jobs have included being a High School teacher of Mathematics and German, a college creative writing and freelance journalism teacher, a textbook Publisher, and most recently a Publishing Manager for Pearson Australia.