Australian Esperantist and writerwd:Q288767
country of citizenship:
language of expression: Esperanto, English
occupation: Esperantist, writer, translator
award received: OSIEK award
position held: Director of UEA
Trevor Steele (born 1940) is an Australian Esperantist who has written numerous short stories and novels in Esperanto. Steele's work is strongly influenced by his travel experiences in Germany, Western Europe and elsewhere, and is further enriched by experiences in Asia and Australia, mainly concerning indigenous people's problems, which were his concern during his year and a half of working at the Australian education department. He wrote two important books about relationships between the indigenous and non-indigenous populations, Flugi kun kakatuoj (2010) — published in English as Soaring with cockatoos (2012) and in French as Comme un vol d'oiseaux sacrés (2013) — and Paradizo ŝtelita (Paradise stolen, 2012). His autobiography, Konvinka kamuflaĵo ("Convincing camouflage"), was published in 2014.
Steele's books are grounded in authenticity, to which he adds a bit of fantasy. Except for Apenaŭ papilioj en Bergen-Belsen, originally written in English as "No butterflies in Bergen-Belsen", all his published books were written originally in Esperanto, after which he translated them for possible publication in English. He once told Chuck Smith that while his Esperanto books sold steadily and found a ready publisher, he had many more difficulties in marketing his English works.
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Humphrey Tonkin, Probal Dasgupta, Louis-Christophe Zaleski-Zamenhof, Mark Fettes, Jouko Lindstedt, Vilmos Benczik, Rafaela Urueña, Federico Gobbo, Liu Haitao, Sabine Fiedler, Dalibor Brozović, István Ertl, Arikapalli Giridhar Rao, Seán Ó Riain, José Antonio Vergara, Aleksandr Dulichenko, Věra Barandovská-Frank, Wera Paintner, Claude Gacond, Wim Jansen, Boris Kolker, Ilona Koutny, Geraldo Mattos, Christopher Gledhill, Aleksandr Melnikov, Till Dahlenburg, John C. Wells, Renato Corsetti, Michel Duc-Goninaz, Christer Kiselman, Marc Bavant, Carlo Minnaja, E. James Lieberman, Ulrich Lins, Toño del Barrio, Vladimir Samodaj, Vlastimil Novobilský, Chengtai Shi, Ed Borsboom, Werner Bormann, Jorge Camacho, Zbigniew Galor, Nikola Rašić, Hèctor Alòs i Font, Ziko van Dijk, Radojica Petrović, Katalin Kováts, Imre Ferenczy, Petr Chrdle, Amri Wandel, Barbara Pietrzak, Thomas Bormann, Mauro La Torre, Victor Sadler, Toon Witkam, Trevor Steele, Paul Gubbins, Julian Modest, Baldur Ragnarsson, Anna Löwenstein, Roman Dobrzyński, Li Shijun, Duncan Charters, Peter Baláž, Miroslav Malovec, Jukka Pietiläinen, Edmund Brent, Gregoire Maertens, So Gilsu, Marjorie Boulton, Michela Lipari, Ursula Grattapaglia, Hans Bakker, Ivo Osibov, Hans Michael Maitzen, Ulla Luin, György Nanovfszky, Renée Triolle, Mikhail Bronshteyn, Stefan MacGill, Orlando Raola, Spomenka Štimec, Miyoshi Etsuo, Reinhard Fößmeier, Detlev Blanke, Frank Nuessel