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Gert Prokop
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Intro German writer
A.K.A. Gerd Prokop
Was Writer Journalist Science fiction writer Children's writer
From Germany
Type Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 11 June 1932, Richtenberg, Germany
Death 1 March 1994, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 61 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Biography

Gert Prokop (born June 11, 1932 in Richtenberg; died March, 1994 in Berlin from suicide) was a German writer of science fiction and crime fiction. He spent much of his life in the former East Germany. In crime fiction one of his best known works is "Detective Pinky" about an American boy who dreams of being like Allan Pinkerton and at least one of his crime novels was filmed. His science fiction made use of social criticism and dystopian forms. In 1990 he has won the Deutscher Science Fiction Preis (best short story).

Crime fiction

  • Der Tod des Reporters, 1973
  • Einer muß die Leiche sein, 1976 (filmed 1978, Director: Iris Gusner)
  • So blond, so schön, so tot, 1994

Books for children

  • Der Drache mit den veilchenblauen Augen, 1974
  • Gute-Nacht-Geschichten für verträumte Kinder, 1975
  • Der kleine Riese und andere Märchen, Kinderbuch
  • Die Maus im Fenster, 1980
  • Detektiv Pinky, 1982 (filmed 2001 as Pinky und der Millionenmops, Director: Stefan Lukschy)
  • Der Hausflug, 1989

Science fiction

  • Wer stiehlt schon Unterschenkel?, 1977 (aka Der Tod der Unsterblichen, 1984)
  • Der Samenbankraub, 1983
  • Die Phrrks, 1988
  • Das todsichere Ding, 1988
  • Null minus unendlich, 1990
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1412994/
http://www.krimilexikon.de/prokop.htm
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb12377192v
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/115696490
http://isni.org/isni/0000000109259324
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87154219
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http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p07253527X
https://www.idref.fr/03281562X
https://viaf.org/viaf/93539746
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