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Dirk Strasser

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Dirk Strasser has won multiple Australian Publisher Association Awards and a Ditmar for Best Professional Achievement. His mythic fantasy series, The Books of Ascension, has been republished by Macmillan Momentum, this time including Eclipse – The Lost Book of Ascension for the first time in English. His novels and short stories have been translated into a number of languages. He also founded the Aurealis Awards and has co-edited and co-published Aurealis magazine for over twenty years.

Novel writing vs screenwriting - How different are they?

H​ave you ever wondered how different screenwriting is to writing novels or short stories? After concurrently writing a screenplay and novel version of my conquistador fantasy short story ‘Conquist’ (Dreaming Again, Ed. Jack Dann, HarperVoyager), I’ve got a pretty good idea.

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Published on October 21, 2019 16:26
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Dirk Strasser Kasia wrote: "I see you have recently 'Arabian Sands' by Wilfred Thesiger: he was a tough old bird, wasn't he? I did wonder if there wasn't perhaps a tiny streak of masochism there in apparently seeking out the ..."

I thought one of the most amazing things about his treks across the desert was that he went barefoot. He never seemed to get sick (so there must have been some luck involved). His book on the Marsh Arabs was also fascinating.


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Kasia James I see you have recently 'Arabian Sands' by Wilfred Thesiger: he was a tough old bird, wasn't he? I did wonder if there wasn't perhaps a tiny streak of masochism there in apparently seeking out the hottest, most barren places on earth. Your thoughts?


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Alex Bobl Thanks for the invite.


Carole Gill hI Dirk, thanks and have a great week.


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