K. J. Bishop

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K. J. Bishop
BornKirsten J. Bishop
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationNovelist, artist
GenreFantasy, science fiction

Kirsten J. Bishop is an Australian writer and artist. In 2004, her first book, The Etched City, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She is a recipient of the Aurealis Award for best collection.




  • That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote (e-book publication in 2012)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "The Art of Dying" (1997)
  • "The Love of Beauty" (1999)
  • "The Memorial Page" (2002)
  • "On the Origins of the Fragrant Hill" (2002)
  • "Beach Rubble" (2003)[1]
  • "Maldoror Abroad" (2003)
  • "Reminiscence" (The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, 2003)
  • "Alsiso" (The Alsiso Project, 2004)
  • "We the Enclosed" (2004)
  • "Vision Splendid", in Baggage (published by Eneit Press run by Sharyn Lilley)(2010)


  • 2004 William L. Crawford Award for Best First Novel
  • 2004 Ditmar Award for Best Novel
  • 2004 Ditmar Award for Best New Talent


  1. ^ Carroll and Ward, David and Kyra (2004). "Arch Bishop". Tabula Rasa. Retrieved 2013-02-06.

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