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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.

Picture Picture We all have books that we read when we were younger and which led us into fantasy or science fiction or whatever genres we choose to spend the bulk of our time reading as adults. These are often called gateway books, those novels that opened up reading for us. While some of my gateway books into fantasy include staples such as The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series, I would also... Read more of this blog post »
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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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