Torsten Krol

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Torsten Krol is an Australian writer resident in Queensland.[1][2] He is the author of the FOREVERMAN series of six novels (2018). He is best known for his novels The Dolphin People (2006), a postmodern "parable"[3] of a World War II-era German family lost in the South American jungle,[4] and Callisto (2007), a "nightmarishly amusing"[5] satire on modern day American attitudes to terrorism, post-9/11, which was translated into 22 languages.

Authorial Controversy[edit]

Described as "reclusive",[6] Krol does not make personal appearances to promote his work, and there has been media speculation about his identity; among others, The Sunday Star-Times and ABC's The Book Show have questioned whether he might be a better known author writing under a pseudonym.[7][8][9]

In April 2018, a few days prior to the publication of Krol's new novel series, FOREVERMAN, a German author published a piece of non-fiction literary criticism postulating possible identities of Torsten Krol.[10]


Year Title Publisher Print E-book
2006 The Dolphin People Harper Perennial ISBN 978-1-84354-576-7 ASIN B07G3LF9HL
2007 Callisto Harper Perennial ISBN 978-1-84354-576-7 ASIN B07HRPPFFQ
2012 Secret Book of Sacred Things Corvus ISBN 978-1-84354-579-8 ASIN B07H1YY8H2
2018 FOREVERMAN Platinum Needle ASIN B079KMGXLL
2018 FOREVERMAN: Exilium Platinum Needle ASIN B07BSZQS26
2018 FOREVERMAN: Quantum Blood Platinum Needle ASIN B07DHBMD37
2018 FOREVERMAN: Terminus Platinum Needle ASIN B07FCRT4P3
2018 FOREVERMAN: Olympus Platinum Needle ASIN B07FDHNY3Y
2018 FOREVERMAN: Darkness Primeval Platinum Needle ASIN B07FKQZDFN
2018 Randall Priest Platinum Needle ASIN B07GXF79RQ


  1. ^ "Treats in store". The Age Company. 2005-12-31. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Jane (2006-12-30). "A feast in store". The Age Company. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  3. ^ Jones, Lewis (2008-08-15). "Review: The Dolphin People by Torsten Krol". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  4. ^ Wright, Ed (2006-04-17). "The Dolphin People". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  5. ^ Pendarvis, Jack (April 10, 2009). "Odell's Bad Day Book Review | 'Callisto,' by Torsten Krol". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  6. ^ "An innocent in a terrorist mess". The Economist Newspaper. The Economist. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  7. ^ "Undercover authors". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  8. ^ "Novelist's killer finally confesses". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  9. ^ Pain, Ryan (2007-10-18). "Callisto by Torsten Krol (review)". The Book Show. ABC. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  10. ^ " Who is Torsten Krol?: Stephen King VS Joe Hill eBook: Marc Bischof: Kindle Store". Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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