Kurt von Trojan

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Kurt von Trojan (born Vienna, Austria, 1937   22 March 2006) was an Australian journalist and science fiction author. He had also been employed as a psychiatric nurse and a cinema projectionist.

He studied at the London Film School and the South Australian School of Art. (1976-1977)

Short fiction by von Trojan appeared in magazines including Terror Australis.

On 25 January 2006 he was diagnosed with bone and kidney cancer and told he had only a few months to live. On being given the prognosis he is reported to have told his doctors "Oh, I was hoping to squeeze a few more weeks in." [1]. A final collection of short stories was published as a memorial by Altair Australia. 'When I Close My Eyes', the last published work by Kurt von Trojan was organized by Robert N Stephenson and proudly funded by the entire speculative fiction community. The book was printed and a copy presented to Kurt on his birthday. He died a few days later. Copies of this last work are available from [2]. Kurt von Trojan was the son of the Last Knight of Austria. Kurt won the International Pater Award, The Ian Reed Award, The Colin Thiele Award, The Tom Howard Award and was recognized by his unique voice in the literary world.


Long fiction[edit]

  • Bedmates, 1984,
  • Transing Syndrome, 1985, Nominated for the Ditmar Award, Best Australian Long Fiction, 1986
  • Mars in Scorpio, 1990, Wakefield Press, ISBN 1 86254 257 0
  • Tenocha, 1995, ISBN 978-0-646-20951-7
  • Coup, 1997, Permanent Press, from a grant from literature S.A. ISBN 1 86417 008 5
  • The Atrocity Shop, 1998, ISBN 0-646-35405-1

Short fiction[edit]

  • The Man Who Snatched Marilyn's Body, 1994, published in Alien Shores, 1994, eds. Peter McNamara, Margaret Winch, ISBN 1-875346-09-0


  • Creative Writing: a no-nonsense approach, 1989 The Wednesday Press, ISBN 0-947249-13-3

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